Sunday, 18 March 2012

Caring For a Loved One with Dementia ………….

Good Morning ...
I have cared for my amazing wee mum for nearly five years now and as with most we have faced many struggles, this tour has allowed me to meet amazing, loving, caring people all across the country.
I want use the information, thoughts and opinions from all the carer groups, professionals and families I meet to do a paper on caring for a loved one to hand into both government and local authorities across Scotland, I feel  we have a great opportunity to do this as the deputy first minister and my own head of adult services in Glasgow are keen to hear our thoughts .my story is not enough you can help and be part of this great opportunity to describe living with and caring for a loved one with dementia
I also want to promote the good services that already exist in the hope it encourages other to go and get the help already in place and they deserve
Please help. get in touch share you’re story tell me about services in place that bring comfort and help to you, lets work on the negatives and promote the positives and celebrate the good help and service we have so others can know about and access them
4 years ago I did not know what help was available and even when I did was uncomfortable with asking for help,I don’t want others to live the way we lived ,I want them to know about  help they can get and let them know as a son and carer the difference a little bit of help and UNDERSTANDING  can make to you’re life
There are many things I personally wish where in place to bring help and comfort, but for me not knowing or having access to help that already exists is a tragedy in itself


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