As a carer, it can be easy to put the other person’s needs first and ignore your own. Looking after yourself is vital for your health and wellbeing.
Read our tips for self-care for some ideas that might help you gather support and look after yourself. This includes services that may be available to you, emotional support you may want to seek out and ways you can look after your own health.
If you have family and friends asking what they can do to help, you might want to pass on tips for supporting a carer to them as well.
There are of course many ways that you can, and probably already do, support a person living with dementia in your life. Explore our resources to make a plan for a dementia-friendly home, make a memory book together and plan for the future using simple checklists.