Care givers, paid and unpaid, are an immense and critically important resource, but are almost without exception undervalued.
While membership of 3 Nations Dementia Working Group is for people living with a diagnosis of dementia, we are campaigning and working to improve the support and training provided to all care givers.
Unpaid care givers need regular opportunities to recharge their own batteries, and to look after their own health and wellbeing.
All care givers should be provided with good quality training to enable them to feel confident in their knowledge of the disease and its effects.
We urge all care givers therefore to encourage people living with dementia to join the 3 Nations Dementia Working Group in order to add to the weight of influence we can bring to bear for change.