Carers’ Blogs

A selection of blogs written by carers of people with dementia

- you are not alone!

 

WE NEED TOOTHPASTE by Jon Pollard.

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“A blog about caring for my mother who has vascular dementia. Its also about matt black vehicles, dogs with wheels, cooking, arranging things alphabetically, caravans, straight lines, wine,and the odd conspiracy theory.”  Read Jon’s blog here.

 

HER ABSENT MIND by Bee.

“I care full-time for my mother who has vascular dementia. I have been caring for her since April 2011. She is a lovely woman who along with my father adopted a scrap of a human being in 1960. These days she is the handful and it’s time for me to pay it back”.  Read Bee’s blog here.

 

KEEPING MUM by Marianne Talbot

Marianne Talbot Keeping Mum at home

“When my mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I decided I couldn’t put her into a care home. Instead, for five years, I looked after her in my own home. My book, Keeping Mum, is a chronicle of the fears and frustrations, the love and the laughter, and the tears and the traumas of caring for someone with dementia.”  A blog that became a very successful book and a websitesee here.

Marianne has also made a series of short videos in which she talks about caring – well worth a look:-

                 ♥ What it means to be a carer

                          Dos and don’ts for carers and their families

                                  Moving mum to a home

 

TOMMY ON TOUR by Tommy Whitelaw

Tommy Whitelaw had a successful career in the music business until his mum developed vascular dementia and he suddenly became a full-time carer. In 2011 he set off on a marathon walk across Scotland, inviting carers from all over the nation to send or bring him letters telling their own dementia stories.   He recently met Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to show her the letters and urge her government to take action for dementia carers in Scotland.  Click here to read Tommy’s blog.

If you know of any others  - or you’re writing one yourself – please contact us here.

3 Comments

  1. Hi All, can anyone help us share http://www.curahq.com with carers? It’s a free online tool to help carers do all the tasks that need doing when it comes to caring for a loved one. The site is funded by charity Unltd.

  2. thank you so much for sharing my blog and story on your web site ,i wish you will with all you do and look forward to meeting you again one day soon .
    thank you

    tommy and Joan

  3. Hello, I am in association with Carers Unite. A Social Network for carers ‘only’ that will be launched in the New Year. Two years ago my dad had three strokes within a week at the age of 52. I became his full carer whilst my mum worked full-time to keep our house. I am setting up a social website for carers, studying my Masters in Education and caring for my dad.

    This site will have – dis-counted caring products, online book service, private messaging service for counseling, personal profiles, video and photo album online and status updates from carers, relationship and dating app – so you can find someone in the same situation as you, friendship apps – again find someone who is in the same boat, job board – offering money for tasks online, actual caring jobs for professionals, making money at home, financial and career advice, training possibilities, buy, sell and trade options with other carers, fundraising opportunities, events – getting you out meeting new people and local nightlife, referring you to right places for advice like Carers Trust and Carers UK etc… I have also written a children’s book called David’s Family – explaining to children about serious illnesses, the next one is Jenny’s Sister dealing with the tragedy that is cancer – you can find them here if you would like to take a look – http://www.carersunitebooks.com

    I have just started a blog all about what happened to me and my family and how I am trying to help other people who had similar experiences as I did at: wwwcarersunite.com/blog

    I would really really appreciate it if you could take the time to link to my blog and I can do the same for you.

    Thank you, for any help you can give me.

    Stacey x

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