This is a very comprehensive lecture on Caregiving and it highlights the stress involved in caring. The video focuses on issues within America and Alzheimer's Caregiving. That said it can be applied to Caregiving within the UK too:
Well here we are at the start of another working week. The sun is shining where we are but no doubt you as a Carer still need lots of help and assistance.
If you as a Carer are reading this please know that we at Therapy for Carers UK are here waiting for your call and ready to assist you in any way, shape or form that we can to allow you to manage your stress and to heal yourself from health concerns.
Do you know that you can access our professional assistance at significantly reduced rates?
Douglas Clark Master Hypnotist and Clinical Hypnotherapist and Clair Taylor-Powell Traditional Acupuncturist and Holistic Healer are the Founding Members of Therapy for Carers UK and they are both dedicated to helping Carers to be healthier and calmer.
Would you as a Carer like to be able to manage your stress? Would you love to be able to have a confidential and highly professional service to be able to offload your concerns? Do you want to free yourself from a problem?
Call Therapy for Carers UK today and see just how we can really benefit you now.
More than six million unpaid Carers secure new rights! But this was almost four years ago! One has to wonder just what has changed?
As a Carer for ten years for an elderly family member I have had to learn a lot and educate myself on various matters to do with care work. This help has not been provided to me instead I have had to be very proactive and seek out advice, support and help. There appears to be lots of leaflets but very little direct support unless one can pay for it.
Carers need support and they need help. They should not have to seek out and educate themselves in methods to help their loved one's. Information and support should be directed through designated ports. For example the GP surgery could identify every person that is an unpaid Carer and then make sure that advice and support is targeted to them and the particular needs of those they care for.
Social Services could be more proactive in assisting Carers. Douglas Clark Master Hypnotist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of NLP plus Founding Member of Therapy for Carers UK recognises that GP surgeries and Social Services are stretched both financially and in terms of commitments but that being said much more needs to be done to actively support and help Carers.
This is an excellent article which is a PDF on the role of Caring and just what it means to be a Carer within the UK. The article provides very good advice which is simple to understand, is clear and is relevant. It looks at the key components of what a Carer is and what functions or tasks they carry out. It identifies what one can expect from Social Services including an assessment of one's own needs as a Carer. It also provides links to other organisations.
Advice for Carers
This is Sarah, she is a Carer for a family member and she is also a Carer. This is from Bournemouth Trust. She says she gets a great deal of support from her GP which is very good for her. She also says that there is a lot of information in the GP practice. However, I think we can go above and beyond this level of support with access to professional stress management alongside programmes of therapy which teach practical skills such as self hypnosis, breathing exercises, sound healing, progressive muscular relaxation and more. As well at Therapy for Carers UK based in Warwickshire we can treat underlying issues to do with mental, physical and emotional well being. After all GP's are very busy professionals and I am curious to know just how many GP's could benefit from sending stressed and run down Carers to Therapy for Carers UK?
Sarah a working Carer
Here is a very good clear and succinct over view as to the main reasons that Carers need support too.
Please see more here at
Carers Trust - Why do Carers need support?
We at Therapy for Carers UK like the new idea of Dementia Friends. It is a wonderful idea to be able to assist someone with Dementia. Dementia is a disease of the brain. It is not a normal consequence of aging. It can occur in younger people which is called Early Onset Dementia. The concept and idea behind Dementia Friends is very good. However, what support are those Dementia Friends going to receive? What support, help and care are the Carers going to receive.
Dementia Friends is excellent in that it raises awareness of Dementia within the general public's eyes and it provides simple, useful tips on how to help people with Dementia. However, as we are all hard pressed for time then if one does aim to support someone with Dementia what impact will it also have on the Dementia Friend. In essence the Dementia Friend idea is a social and community education and awareness building platform and in that regard it is to be applauded.
However, the people who are the personal Carers and the paid Carers working within the Care Profession need support too. They need help, advice and the ability to manage their own health and well being. That is what we at Therapy for Carers UK based in Warwickshire can do for you if you are a Carer.
Of course we at Therapy for Carers UK celebrate any initiative that helps and assists in making vulnerable people's lives better. So please see more at:
Becoming a Dementia Friend
Hi there it is Douglas Clark Founding member of Therapy for Carers UK here. Today in this post I am looking at linking a page on caring for someone that has Dementia. Apart from being a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Hypnotist and Master Practitioner of NLP running a growing practice in Leamington Spa and Warwickshire I am also a carer to my elderly father who has Macular Degeneration of the eyes and also Dementia. Therefore I am well aware of the challenges and pressures of care work. Some days and nights are filled with the demands of caring for him and at other times things do smooth out a little but they can quickly change too. I have found at times that I have felt frustrated, annoyed and at times in despair. I have had to learn to cope and learn to seek out professional help and support to in order to manage my own health and stress levels. I am somewhat fortunate in that I do have access to many strategies in that I am a long time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and also I know how to take myself into Hypnosis which is called Self Hypnosis. That being said care work is most definitely stressful and that stress will be different for each Carer. I know that it has taken me time and effort to reach the place and space I am in now. It has also taken money to learn skills, knowledge and experience which I am now able to pass onto you if you are a Carer.
So please have a read of the article linked in this page and then if you like my post please do get in touch with us at Therapy for Carers UK
OK here is the excellent information from Alzheimer's Disease International:
Caring for a person with Dementia
This article by the excellent Charity namely Mind clearly explains some of the most significant challenges that Carers face. We at Therapy for Carers UK based in Leamington Spa and Warwickshire recognise these main elements that Carers need help and support with. Some of them of course are not within our remit such as advice on dealing with monetary issues. However, at Therapy for Carers UK we firmly believe that if we can improve your life as a Carer by releasing stress, improving your well being and allowing you to be more centred and balanced that you will have much more energy, as well as drive along with a clearer mind to solve some of those problems too. We can assist with the money side too in that we are offering our high quality therapy skills, knowledge and experience at subsidised professional rates.
Please see more here on the challenges Carers face:
Douglas Clark Founding Member, Author and Editor of Therapy for Carers Blog
"I have a passion and love for helping people like you to be free from limitations and to allow you to become the very best person you can be!