Alzheimer’s Society has teamed up with Leeds Beckett University to create an online forum dedicated to supporting family carers of people affected by both dementia and cancer.
“Through the forum we want to provide carers of people with dementia and cancer with a social support network of others who understand the unique challenges they may face,” said Leeds Beckett researcher Dr Mollie Price, who has been working with Alzheimer’s Society on the project.
Dr Price describes the forum as a safe space to share experiences and seek practical and emotional support. “Carers play a vital role supporting people with dementia through the cancer care and treatment pathway,” she says in a www.alzheimers.org.uk blog. “Despite this, the experiences of carers of people with both dementia and cancer are particularly under-researched.”