Dementia - support, looking after someone and housing

Looking after someone with dementia

The impact of dementia can be felt across the family unit and wider social circles, but the role of carer for a loved one can be stressful and sometimes upsetting. It can also be very rewarding. As a carer, it is important that you do not neglect your own health and wellbeing.

There are a range of services and activities available for people with dementia and their carers in Central Bedfordshire. These are provided by the Tibbs Dementia Foundation and Carers in Bedfordshire.

Carers in Bedfordshire’s Memory Navigation Service is the first port of call for those impacted by dementia or memory loss in Central Bedfordshire. The service navigates those affected by dementia or memory loss to the right information, services or support that is needed. It provides practical, financial and emotional support, including a befriending service, access to a fully trained Dementia Nurse, carers grants and groups and events run in partnership with Tibbs Dementia Foundation.

Local services for carers

For information on how Central Bedfordshire Council can support you as a carer please visit our support for carers page.

Carers in Bedfordshire is a registered charity existing to help family carers and former carers cope with the mental and physical stress arising from their role. We offer assistance such as practical help, advice, training, advocacy, support and information.

To find support in your area please call Carers in Bedfordshire at 0300 111 1919 or visit the Carers in Beds website.

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