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Caring for someone with a long term health condition

If you're looking after someone who has been diagnosed with a long-term health condition or illness, you are likely to face many practical issues. It's important to get information about the condition and how it will affect the person you care for. This will help you to understand any changes they may go through and support them in retaining their independence, confidence and self-esteem.

NHS Choices has information about specific long-term health conditions.

See our page on memory loss and dementia for lots of information and advice.

It can be stressful looking after someone who is frail, especially if you are worried about them having an accident while you are not around. Technology can help by alerting you if something happens and gives you peace of mind.