The Caregiving 'Career'

    Caring is a dynamic process that changes over time and has been likened to a journey or a ‘career’ which is comprised of a number of stages. One author[1] describes the caregiving career of carers of people with dementia in a rather simplistic way as having three stages, namely: residential care-giving; institutional placement; and finally, bereavement. 

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    Interest from the press

    We were delighted to have a comment piece published in Scotlands leading broadsheet, The Scotsman, this week.

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    Former Carers: life after caregiving?

    Every year almost 2 million people in the UK become unpaid carers. They take on the responsibility for looking after another person who, due to ill health, disability of frailty, cannot look after themselves. At the same time, another 2 million people stop being unpaid carers each year. While, the experiences and needs of unpaid carers are relatively well documented, little is known about the increasingly large group of former carers.

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