Caring for someone with dementia
Caring for someone with dementia can place real strain on relationships. As the dementia advances you may find
the person you look after displays behaviour that is increasingly hard to understand and at times more difficult to manage – this can be stressful for both of you. There is lots of help available for you and for the person with
dementia, and Carers Link can help you to find this.
We can help you identify what may help, and subsequently advocate on your behalf with the East Dunbartonshire Social Work team about the range of services that may be available, including:
- Equipment or adaptations for your home
- Homecare and help with personal care for the person you care for
- Residential respite care so that you can get a break
- Lunch clubs and day care services for the person you care for
- Sitter services to make sure that the person you care for is safe if you need to go out
- Direct Payments so that you can purchase and organise services for yourself should you wish to
- Completing the Herbert Protocol form to enables police officers to quickly obtain vital information if the person you care for goes missing. Th
If you would like to chat and share tips with other people who are caring for someone with dementia, we have two dementia carer cafes which meet monthly. check out our calendar to find out when they are happening and book your place – or just call us on 0800 975 2131.
We are normally open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00 pm, but appointments (by phone, in person or online) out with these hours can be arranged. Currently mail is not being picked up from the office on a regular basis so if possible please email or phone us. During evenings and weekends, if you or someone you know requires urgent social work support, please call 0800 811 505.