Living grief and bereavement

We have been working on a project that focuses on the complex feelings of grief carers can experience when they care for a person with dementia. We realised that this was an important topic after conversations with Scottish carers. They spoke openly and bravely about their experiences of grief during and after their caring role. To gather more information on this topic and to open up this conversation we asked carers on our network across the UK to share their experiences with us.

You can engage with this topic by clicking on any of the links below.

  • Living grief and bereavement booklets

    We have produced two booklets about the feelings of grief that carers can experience when caring for a person with dementia. You can download these free of charge here.

  • Living grief and bereavement storybank

    Watch, read and listen carers from across the UK sharing their feelings, thoughts and experiences of grief. We are continuously adding case studies to this page so hopefully some will resonate with you.

We acknowledge that everyone’s experience is unique, and that not everyone will recognise themselves in what has been shared in these resources. Everything that you see and read in these resources comes straight from carers. We are committed to continuing this conversation so please get in touch if there’s anything you want to contribute.

These resources are only the beginning of this campaign to lift the lid on this topic. Keep an eye out on our website and our social media to find out more about what we’re doing.