Dementia in the Family: The impact on carers

Our report shines a spotlight on the daily challenges of caring for a loved one who has dementia.

Dementia in the Family: The impact on carers
2015

Our report explores the experiences of people who are caring for family members with dementia, highlighting the heavy toll the condition can take on family carers. Dementia in the Family: The impact on carers shines a spotlight on the daily realities for these people, which are shared by many of the 700,000 people in the UK who are caring for a loved one with dementia.

In-depth interviews with the carers reveal how dementia changes family relationships, leaves people socially isolated, and affects both the health and finances of family carers. All too often, family carers sacrifice their own well-being to ensure their loved one has the best care possible. Their experiences underline the urgent need for research to defeat dementia.

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This report was published in December 2015.

Watch the families featured in the report, and actress Phyllida Law, who helped to launch the report, share their experiences of caring for a loved one with dementia.

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Phyllida Law's story

Phyllida Law tells her experience of looking after her mum for several years after dementia took hold.

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Pedro and Mary's story

Pedro and Mary's story

Pedro cares for his mum Mary who has Alzheimer’s disease.

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Mary and Donald's story

Mary cares for her brother Donald who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2013.

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Linda and Bill's story

Bill lives his daughter Linda since 2012 when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Donald and Lilian's story

Donald and Lilian's story

Donald and Lilian have been married for over 60 years. He's been caring for her since her Alzheimer's disease diagnose in 2013.

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