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Easy-read, self-management and resilience resources for dementia carers


Easy-read, self-management and resilience resources for dementia carers.

NDCAN became interested in helping other carers of people with dementia to be more resilient by sharing their knowledge and experiences of what has helped and worked for them.  The group applied for funding, and the Life Changes Trust supported them to develop a series of eight booklets explaining what has helped carers of people with dementia to get through the day and cope with difficult times.  These booklets offer words of encouragement, tools and tips. They are not professional advice guides. Rather, they are the things that have worked for NDCAN’s carers and other carers in Scotland.

To put these booklets together, NDCAN not only drew upon the expertise of their entire membership, they also worked closely with groups of carers all across Scotland.  NDCAN would particularly like to thank those members who worked on its resilience project team: Janette Kean, Myra Lamont, Maggie Muir, Bernard O’Hagan and Lorna Walker.

The National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) is a network of unpaid carers and former carers from across Scotland who all have experience of caring for someone with dementia. NDCAN exists to strengthen the voice of carers of people with dementia and to raise awareness of the issues that impact on them.  It is funded by Scottish Government and hosted by Alzheimer Scotland.