Caring for carers: Research highlight
From the Autumn 2018 issue of Care and cure magazine, here's an introduction to our feature on carer research.
Alzheimer’s Society was founded nearly 40 years ago by a small group of passionate and determined carers.
Since then the Society has grown, reaching more people affected by dementia than ever before and funding a wide variety of biomedical and care based research projects.
Caring for a person with dementia can be a rewarding but also a very challenging experience.
Carers are faced with the often 24/7 challenge of supporting a person with dementia. This can lead to exhaustion, anxiety and stress.
We provide information, advice and support through our website and publications, our online community Talking Point, the National Dementia Helpline and local services.
Over the next three pages, we take a look at some of the carer-focused research that the Society is currently funding.