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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - MIND YOURSELF -

CON­SIDER DO­ING SOME LE­GAL AND FI­NAN­CIAL PLAN­NING

It may be the last thing you want to do, but putting your le­gal and fi­nan­cial af­fairs — and those of the per­son with de­men­tia —in or­der can al­le­vi­ate worry and stress, urges Tay­lor. “Many peo­ple talk about the re­lief of know­ing things are sorted out. Oth­ers are able to ac­cess fi­nan­cial sup­port, for ex­am­ple a carer’s al­lowance or the Carer’s Sup­port Grant.”

We have dealt with car­ers who have reached burnout stage be­cause they didn’t take the time to look af­ter their own health and well­be­ing, be­cause their fo­cus was 100pc on the per­son they were car­ing for

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