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Carers 'should be given help'

dementia

People who help a loved one to cope with dementia should be given help, advice and support to help them understand the diagnosis and its implications.

This is according to Ian Weatherhead, lead nurse at Admiral Nursing Direct at Dementia UK.

Mr Weatherhead said: "Whilst there are some excellent schemes taking place around the UK, considerable work is still required to create an equity of services available to all.

"Carers need to know they are not alone, and that help is out there to support them through this difficult journey in order to improve the quality of life, and manage in a positive way."

His comments follow research from the University of Oxford which revealed that Dementia's impact on the UK's society and economy is higher than ever.

Furthermore, the study found that despite this, the illness remains severely underfunded in comparison to other serious conditions such as cancer and heart disease.

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Mental health treatment news : 23 September 2010

 

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