Letters Carers of people with dementia

Service provision for carers and wellbeing

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a356 (Published 19 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1392
  1. Margaret A Loudon, clinical fellow in cardiology
  1. 1Torbay Hospital, South Devon NHS Trust, Torquay TQ2 7AA
  1. mloudon@doctors.org.uk

    Butler’s editorial on service provision and distress among carers of patients with dementia1 echoed many of the conclusions of my undergraduate elective project. I examined distress in carers of patients with Huntington’s disease and whether improved service provision and support from voluntary agencies could reduce it. All the carers I met …

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