The provision of care for elderly persons with dementia depends hugely on voluntary carers. Having stated this obvious fact it is also obvious that there must be a large number of carers, spouses, relatives, friends who provide this care, but have not had recourse to any of the assistance that is available. My objective is to locate these people, assist with information and direction to service providers.
In addition I wish to determine concerns that carers have and communicate these at mental health planning meetings. The purpose of this is to assist with the need to tailor future mental health services to the needs of the people they are meant to serve.