After Our Loved One With Dementia Has Passed Away
What Former Carers Want You To Know
The tide Former Carers group created this helpful leaflet as guidance and advice on how you can help or show your support for someone who is grieving for a loved one. Caring for someone with dementia is a 24/7 role and once they have gone it can be very difficult to cope with that sudden absence.
We hope this leaflet will give people some insight into what this bereavement can feel like for carers. It includes advice on things you can say or do to help and also some things you may want to avoid. Situations will vary from person to person and it's important to realise that what might be a comfort to someone may not be the same for someone else. We hope this leaflet helps everyone to feel more comfortable about having open conversations about grief and bereavement.
Download a copy of 'After Our Loved One Has Passed Away'. Please feel free to share with anyone you think would be interested or benefit from this leaflet!
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"My caring role came to an end after many years. My mother Rose who I loved dearly passed away living with mixed dementia. Along with my grief I also had to come to terms with the end of my caring role, it left me feeling totally lost as after so long it was all I knew. I felt as I was on the outside looking in and so alone, but of course I wasn't alone. Everyday carers will go through the same experience To share their experience is to give a valuable source of information. To be supported and treated respectfully and for people to understand. Carers have played an important role and former carers with their wealth of experience continue to play an important role and deserve the best that we can give."
- JOE WILLIAMS
Anne, member and former carer for her mum, speaks to us about why this leaflet is important