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Caring About Dementia

HealthWISE New England North West with the support of Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation are pleased to bring you this series of videos, Caring About Dementia, for carers of people living with dementia with some tips and hints that may help you in your very important role as a Carer.

Watch these videos at a time that suits you and return to watch them throughout your journey in caring for someone with dementia.

"A person with dementia may not remember the day, but they can enjoy the moment."

HealthWISE has dementia  support services including assessment and diagnosis and support for patients and carers. To find out more click below.

In partnership with Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation

Caring about Dementia video series

Caring about Dementia: Series introduction. HealthWISE New England North West and Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation have teamed up to bring you a series of videos with ideas for caring for a person living with dementia. Please enjoy the introduction video.

Caring about Dementia: Communication. We chat to Sally (Dementia Carer Consultant) who provides suggestions about communicating with the person living with dementia.

Caring about Dementia: Carers Morning Tea, Episode 1. Sally and Cate share morning tea with a group of carers discussing their journey through diagnosis and stages of caring for a person living with dementia.

Caring about Dementia: Distraction and Redirection. We chat to Sally (Dementia Carer Consultant) who provides suggestions about communicating with the person living with dementia.

Caring about Dementia: Geriatrician Professor Susan Kurrle. We chat with Professor Sue Kurrle about a range of topics including exercise, driving, confusion, pain management, sleep, weight loss, wandering and visual problems.

Caring about Dementia: Self Care for Carers. Sally (Dementia Carer Consultant) talks about the importance of self care for carers.

Caring about Dementia: Personal care. In this video, Sally (Dementia Carer Consultant) is talking about personal care issues, that may arise with the person living with dementia.

Caring about Dementia: Carers Morning Tea, episode 2. Over morning tea, we chat with a group of carers about stepping into the world of a person living with dementia.

Caring about Dementia: Carers Morning Tea, Episode 3. Our carers chat about many topics including, how they look after their physical and mental wellbeing, the importance of respite and transitioning into residential care.

Caring about Dementia: Driving. Sally (Dementia Carer Consultant) discusses issues relating to driving after a diagnosis of dementia.

Caring about Dementia:Bits and Bobs. Sally (Dementia Carer Consultant) chats about a variety of topics, not necessarily covered in the other videos in this Caring about Dementia series.