Caring for the carers
Providing full-time care for a loved one with dementia is no easy task, but something many Australians have no choice but to do. An estimated 1.5 million people are involved in the care of the 447,000 people living with dementia in Australia.
Some days you will feel that the memory of the one you are caring for is better than on other days, which is quite normal. But if they are finding it more difficult to get through the day, there is a range of things that can be done to help make life just that little bit easier.
Being the carer of a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be challenging but as carer Cathy Clark explains, there are ways to cope and find joy in every day. Cathy Clark reveals how life has changed since becoming a carer and the best coping tips she’s learned along the way.