The dementia support benefits family carers and the person living with dementia: this is one of the messages fed back to us from family carers in Bromley.
It is understandable given that, as part of our most recent Bromley MindCare Carers’ Survey, many carers said they looked after a family member, on average, 7 days per week, for 19 hours per day. Anyone would be exhausted providing that amount of care to a family member, as well as juggling other responsibilities, and local dementia support services provide valuable respite for family carers.
Carers and People with Dementia feature in Videos
The carers responding to our survey make use of MindCare Dementia Support Centres in Beckenham and Orpington and/or Respite at Home. Some of the carers and their family members with dementia have seen such improvements in their lives since using the MindCare services, they agreed to share their stories with us and other carers, as part of a series of videos.
Caring for mother with dementia, Susan was having problems sleeping and finding it difficult to find to have her own life with family and friends. Find out how the MindCare Dementia Centre in Beckenham helped Susan and her mother.
Diane cares for her disabled daughter and her mother who has dementia. Find out how they all benefitted from using MindCare services.
Maureen cares for her husband, Roy, who has dementia. They had been getting increasingly isolated at home until they started using MindCare services. Find out how Ron’s dementia nurse was amazed at the changes in both Ron and Maureen.
People with Dementia Share their Stories
Watch Peggy, Alex, Pamela and Margaret, who all live with dementia, share why they like coming to the MindCare Dementia Support centre.
Volunteers work alongside MindCare staff to support people living with dementia. Ken and Emma both volunteer with MindCare Dementia Support and share their stories about:
- rewarding work
- moving beyond textbook, academic learning about dementia
- using technology and being creative in supporting people with dementia.
MindCare staff are proud to be working to support people to live well with dementia. In the video below, MindCare staff talk about what makes MindCare a specialist dementia service for Bromley residents.