By Kathy Peri on 17/08/2021
Caring for someone living with dementia can be both very rewarding and extremely stressful, mentally and physically. Becoming emotionally involved as a carer means we take our role very seriously, but that dedication can also lead to us devoting more time and energy to the person they are supporting than to themselves.
That’s why it is so important that care partners have access to good support services and resources. The Alzheimers NZ, Dementia Learning Centre have developed a new online Caring for the Carers programme that helps care partners take better care of themselves.