Relief in an emergency

Even if the person you care for has been taken to hospital in an emergency situation, and you have been unable to plan for it, there is plenty you can do. On admission the hospital staff will appreciate any information that you can give them. As the carer of the person with dementia, you are in a position to know what might make them upset. You may also be able to let the nurses know what they can do to help if the person does become anxious.

It’s possible of course that there’s an emergency that affects you, rather than the person you’re caring for, and you’re worried about not being there for them. If that happens you should seek back up, or respite care, as quickly as possible.