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The carers checklist (Laura’s List) was originally written by Katharyn Barnett who, following her mother’s dementia diagnosis in 1995, learned to identify the right support ... Click on the title to view more details

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Driving

People with dementia are obliged to tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if they wish to continue driving after they are diagnosed with ... Click on the title to view more details

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Getting support with caring

Currently, Local Authorities have a duty to assess a carer’s ability to care through an assessment and have the power to provide support where necessary. ... Click on the title to view more details

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Going missing

This is about thinking ahead and being prepared. It may never be needed but, if the person you care for does go missing, you can ... Click on the title to view more details

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Home adaptations and telecare

Grab rails are free via Social Services and Occupational Therapy. Many Local Authorities will help to part fund wet rooms, but they will not finance ... Click on the title to view more details

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Home design

Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) , based at the University of Stirling, has a number of publications that offer ’10 Helpful Hints’ in caring for ... Click on the title to view more details

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Incontinence and UTIs

Incontinence (UTIs) may occur later on in dementia, but not necessarily. If it is an issue for you, ask the District or Community Nurses attached ... Click on the title to view more details

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Legal matters

A Power of Attorney is a written document giving someone else authority to take actions or make decisions on your behalf. This could be to ... Click on the title to view more details

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Mobility

Disabled parking permits are also known as ‘Blue Badges’.Click on the title to view more details

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Money matters

Attendance Allowance is a non-means tested benefit paid to people aged 65 or over, based on their needs. Having a diagnosis of dementia does not ... Click on the title to view more details

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Pain

Pain, like depression, is often untreated in dementia but it need not be. As a carer, you can probably identify pain signals very easily. Palliative ... Click on the title to view more details

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Peer support for carers

Carers centres let you meet other carers for advice and support.Click on the title to view more details

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