New carers checklist
We are the Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults (CMHTOA).
We have put together a checklist of things that you may find useful as a new carer of someone with dementia. You may find that some suggestions are more of a priority than others and you may like to revisit some at a later point in time.
If you need help or want to register for any of these suggestions, please contact us.
Contact your GP to register as a carer.
Signal 4 Bracknell Forest Carers
Register on the Signal 4 Bracknell Forest Carers website.
Think about completing a carers assessment with us.
Find a local carers support group.
Consider being part of our focus group to share your views and help us improve services.
Make time for yourself
Don't try to do everything by yourself - consider who can give you a hand:
- friends and family
- Signal 4 Bracknell Forest Carers
- the CMHTOA team
Knowledge and skills
Support and resources
Introduce yourself to your care coordinator. If you don't know who that is, ask us and we can help.
Your care coordinator could be our:
- Dementia Adviser
- Community Psychiatric Nurse
- Social Worker
Social services out of hours
For out of hours emergency social care support, call the Emergency Duty Service on 01344 786543.
Dementia Adviser eNewsletter
Ask us to add your details to our Dementia Adviser eNewsletter distribution list.
Consider attending our dementia forum, held in May and November.
Contact your utility companies to tell them you are a carer. Some companies may provide benefits.