Looking After Yourself While Looking After Someone With Dementia

As a carer it is important to look after yourself. If you’re not well it is difficult for you to look after someone else. This guide has information about the meaning of wellness and many handy strategies to help you improve your wellness and increase your resilience.

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Focus on the Person Tool for Home Carers

This tool is designed to help you record information about the person you care for that can be quickly and easily provided to the hospital staff to assist them to provide personalised care. It is designed for family and home carers of a person with dementia.

Looking After Yourself While Looking After Someone With Dementia

As a carer it is important to look after yourself. If you’re not well it is difficult for you to look after someone else. This guide has information about the meaning of wellness and many handy strategies to help you improve your wellness and increase your resilience.

Getting the most out of Respite Care

If you care for somebody with dementia, you need to remember to look after yourself. Sometimes this means taking a break, by getting help from respite services. Getting the most out of respite care has been designed to help you decide if and when you should use these services.

Sexuality And People In Aged Care Facilities: A Guide For Partners And Families

This guide has been written for partners and families to help you understand more about sexuality, what it means and how and why it might still be important for people with dementia.

Transition to Residential Care

The transition to permanent residential care can be the most difficult time in your carer journey. Watch this 6 minute video to hear real advice from carers about how they dealt with both the practical and emotional aspects of transitioning from home-based to permanent residential care.

Authors: Michael Poulos

Partners: Hammond Care

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