It pays to be prepared, especially if you’re a carer. You are responsible for the people you look after, who will be relying on you to keep them safe. Ideally, you’ll already know what to do should an incident occur while you’re caring for someone, however, have you considered external situations, such as bushfires? Do you have a backup plan in case you get sick, or get into an accident?
You’ve wandered into the kitchen and can’t recall what you wanted or how you got there. You’re always losing your keys and don’t quite know what day it is. If this sounds like you, be reassured that at least you’re not alone. Many of us find our memories failing us, and this becomes a more regular occurrence as we age.
As a carer, you may feel like you’re being pulled in lots of different directions. Being the primary carer for someone is a big job, so it goes without saying that looking after more than one person can increase the demands being put on you.