When a family member or friend is diagnosed with dementia it can be a challenging time. For many people, the diagnosis of their family member or friend is the first time they have experienced dementia and they are not sure what to do and how best to support them.
You may find your relationship changing and that you begin to provide a care and support role as well as being a spouse or child.
You may have recently become a carer by supporting someone you know more and more. Or you may have been caring for many years. Looking after someone close to you is important and rewarding, but it can affect your physical and emotional wellbeing or impact on you financially and socially.
Information about the local support for carers in Aberdeenshire is available on Aberdeenshire Council’s website.
Aberdeenshire Carer Support Service
Quarriers are commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council to provide a Carer Support Service to unpaid adult and young carers in Aberdeenshire. Quarriers offer a unique service to look at the impact caring has on the whole family. By taking time to discuss your situation and understanding each person’s needs, they may identify solutions that benefit everyone.
More information about the Aberdeenshire Adult Carer Support Service is available on Quarriers website.
Quarriers Aberdeenshire Carers Service
Telephone: 01467 538700
Alzheimer Scotland provides services and support to help you live as well as possible with dementia. Information about services near Aberdeenshire is available on the Alzheimer Scotland website.
The Forget- Me-Not Club covers the Banchory and upper Deeside area. It offers people with dementia and their carers weekly activities including arts, crafts and music, walking, golf, shopping, Tai chi and complementary therapies. More information is available on the Forget-Me-Not Club website.
Tide – ‘together in dementia everyday’
Tide is a UK wide involvement network of carers, former carers and health and care professionals who are working together to build a better future for carers of people living with dementia. More information is available on the tide website.