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Finally

We are indebted to the carers and health care professional who have contributed their time to the production of this course. Larger version of this image This course presents independent …

Looking after you

We know that thinking about your own needs can sometimes be difficult. In this video our family carers and healthcare professionals encourage you to recognise your own needs. They suggest …

Taking control and feeling supported

Planning ahead for end of life can seem an upsetting and daunting thing to do, particularly when dealing with a diagnosis of dementia. However, being prepared can be really helpful …

Reflecting on our journey

We hope you have a better understanding of dementia, how things change as the condition progresses, how it may affect the person you support, and you as a carer. We …

Coping with loss

This video explores dealing with loss as dementia progresses. Our family carers and healthcare professionals share their personal feelings and emotions, and our healthcare professionals explain how grief is normal …

Technology and support

New technologies can sometimes seem complicated, and perhaps more trouble than they are worth. However there are a range of assistive and more general technologies which may help you to …

Resources to support you

There are a broad range of resources which you might find helpful in finding support which suits you. You might like to think of this as a ‘toolkit’, which you …

Strategies and support

In this video you will hear advice and tips on how you can look after yourself and seek support from others. Our family carers and healthcare professionals explain why it …

Carer stories

In this video, our family carers share their personal feelings about caring and supporting someone with dementia. They talk about challenges they have faced, how they have coped, their emotions …

Experiences, feelings and fears

Everyone’s experience of caring for someone with dementia is different. Although experiences differ, we may share common emotions. Our family carers have shared with us some of their feelings and …

Introduction

You may not necessarily think of yourself as a carer. You may not think about your own needs or that you are providing support beyond what is normally expected. However, …

Summary and what’s next

This week we have looked at the main elements of wellbeing that we would build into a comfort care plan. You will have seen that family carers have a vital …

Jack’s comfort care plan

Watch this video to see how Jack’s comfort care plan was developed to meet his changing needs. This video illustrates how the nurse specialist worked with the care home staff …

Writing a comfort care plan

Having watched the example of Jack’s comfort care plan, you might feel inspired and empowered to put together your own comfort care plan for the person you support. Comfort care …

Jack’s story: emotional well-being

In the second part of Jack’s story, we look at how his emotional needs have changed and hear about his current needs. Jack’s daughter, carers and a nurse specialist talk …