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  • Making the decision to find alternative care for a person with dementia can be one of the most difficult decisions a carer will make.
  • There are different types of residential care available and it may help to have some practical advice before making the move.
  • Careful planning and support from family, friends or carer support services can help make the move less stressful.
  • A carer’s role will change once a person with dementia is in residential care – there may be new issues to cope with.
  • Visiting is important for the person with dementia and their carers, but it can sometimes be difficult.

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Reviewed on: 31-05-2014