“Supporting Jim while he tries to make plans for himself has been quite stressful at times – I need to find some way to get support for myself.”
- Supporting another person to maintain their dignity and rights by planning ahead can be challenging, especially if the person involved is struggling throughout the process.
- It might be helpful to express your feelings with a trusted family member, friend or colleague.
Other forms of support may be talking with a counsellor or joining a carer education or support group through Dementia Australia(link is external). Get information about these from the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.