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.

For practical advice about supporting a person with dementia please visit the Alzheimer’s Society website support for carers - looking after yourself (link opens in new window).

The Alzheimer's Society delivers a carer information and support programme (CrISP) for family members caring for a person with dementia.

Contact the society on 01234 327380 or for more information about this programme.

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 a support in your area please call Carers in Bedfordshire 0300 111 1919 or visit the Carers in Beds (link opens in new window) website.empty (link opens in new window)