BDA Scotland’s Dementia team recently visited members of the community to chat about their experiences of being a full-time carer for someone with Dementia.
In these touching interviews, we highlight the physical and mental strain felt by carers looking after their loved ones and identify the huge gaps in the provision of support by health care professionals and organisations; particularly for deaf patients and their families.
According to figures from carersweek.org, around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, (looking after a parent, partner, child or friend) and provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older.
If you are a deaf carer or you are looking after a deaf person with Dementia and would like resources and information in Sign Language, please get in touch with us. Alternatively, check out our BSL Health & Wellbeing resources or dedicated Dementia pages for more information.