Caring for a family member living with dementia can be challenging, rewarding, change family relationships and impact on physical and psychological health.

Alzheimer’s Research UK produced a report called “Dementia in the Family” which looked at the stories of six people with dementia and their carers. It showed the stresses and issues involved with caring for someone with dementia but it also showed that the experience can be both rewarding and uplifting. Read the report here.

Past last reviewed: 14/08/2018

Source: Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England, 2016-17; NHS Digital

Source: Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England, 2016-17; NHS Digital

Source: Global estimates of informal care by Wimo et al. (2018) Alzheimer’s Disease International and Karolinska Institutet

Source: Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England, 2016-17; NHS Digital

Source: Lewis et al (2014). Trajectory of Dementia in the UK – Making a Difference, report produced the Office of Health Economics for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Caring for someone with dementia puts a huge strain on the carer’s physical and mental health. It can also strain, at times to breaking point, the relationships with other family members.

Source: Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority by Alzheimer’s Research UK

Source: Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority by Alzheimer’s Research UK

Source: Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority by Alzheimer’s Research UK

Source: Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England, 2016-17; NHS Digital; Question 18

Source: Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England, 2016-17; NHS Digital Question 19

Source: Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England, 2016-17; NHS Digital; Questions 9 – 12

Source: Prince, M et al (2014) Dementia UK: Update Second Edition report produced by King’s College London and the London School of Economics for the Alzheimer’s Society