Caring for someone with dementia is a big responsibility as carers play an essential role. It is important that carers have access to a range of support such as financial, emotional and physical assistance. Watch the video below about the importance of help for dementia carers.
I really want to be there for Anand, but caring for him is a full time job. I don't have the time or the energy to do normal things like housework and see my friends. Nothing.I don't want him ending up in care, so is there any help for people like myself looking after a person with dementia at home?
Professor Susan Kurrle
It's really important to look after the carers of people with dementia. We know that if we look after the carers, they can spend more time looking after the person with dementia.
It's important they're educated in knowing what will happen with dementia, how they can deal with it, what the sort of services are that are available for them. And this support for the carer is very, very important.
Last reviewed: January 2016