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Dementia Centred

Over the last ten years, the DSDC has been delivering funded carer events across the UK. Our latest project, 'Dementia Education for Family Carers and Volunteers', focuses on extending carers events to include volunteers. We are delighted that the project has now received its full funding requirement to allow us to run the face to face events until November 2018 and develop our online hub.

Current UK policy is heavily weighted on promoting excellence within the work force to support people with dementia, but it is just as important to educate family carers and voluntary sector staff who are often at the forefront of support. Family carers provide the majority of support for their loved one and research by Prince et al (2014) states that two thirds of people with dementia live in their own homes. With current UK figures suggesting there are 820,000 people with dementia in the UK, there is a huge network of people who could greatly benefit from education and support....

Dementia Centred
13th Apr 2018

The new Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 came in to force on the 1st April 2018 instilling optimism that the rights of carers are...

Dementia Centred
11th Apr 2018