Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Strained carers will need care

ONE cannot disagree that every possible help should be given to those who care for dementia sufferers. However, it should be remembered that there are at least as many carers of those suffering from other problems. Care is care, whatever the need for it.

As time passes, the needs of the "carees" become every more complex and time-consuming and the strain on the army of unpaid carers increases.

Unless help – particularly respite care – is forthcoming, I can foresee a time when the carers will themselves need care.

B J CAIRNS

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