Who cares for the carers of people with dementia?

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Friday 23 February 2018, 9.30AM to 12.45pm

Speaker(s): Dr. Jane Fossey & Kate Gridley

Family carers are the most valuable resource we have in dementia care, yet little is known about how best to support them.
This event is based on two current research projects which consider the issues faced by those who care for people with dementia. Caring for Me and You is an Alzheimers Society funded study, based on an online programme of CBT coproduced with carers of people with dementia.

It aims to improve access to support for carers to understand and adapt their responses to common emotional reactions to their situation. Learning about carers’ needs and early findings from the evaluation will be shared.
Also being presented are the findings from a National Institute for Health Research study looking at the outcomes for carers who have an Admiral Nurse, and for those who don’t. Carers were asked about their experiences of receiving support, and what happens when that support isn’t there. A national survey was also carried to find out more from some of the carers who are most involved in caring, and most in need of support.

Bursaries are available for students, staff and service users, as well as for volunteers from voluntary groups, community groups and charities; please ask for details.

Location: Conference Suite, Innovation Centre, Science Park, University of York,YO10 5DG

Email: spsw-mrc@york.ac.uk

Telephone: 01904 321237