A little support makes a big difference

Encourage them to take a break

It can be difficult to find the time to take a break when you are caring for a loved one. Help them take a break by offering to spend time with the person they care for.

Or, if a carer you know is taking a holiday, perhaps you can offer to check in on the person they care for while they are away.

Sometimes carers of people living with dementia may feel guilty about taking a break. Reassure them it’s ok and that you are here to support them.

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The National Dementia Helpline is a free service that provides information and advice to all people who would like to know more about dementia or access services and support.

Dementia Australia’s national library service offers print and digital resources about dementia. Explore information related to these tips by accessing the library guide.