Booklet
Published: 29 Sep 2017
Next review: 27 Mar 2020
Edition: 1
This booklet is about cancer and dementia. It is for anyone who looks after a friend or family member who has both cancer and dementia. 
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Published: 29 Sep 2017
Next review: 27 Mar 2020
Edition: 1
This booklet is about cancer and dementia. It is for anyone who looks after a friend or family member who has both cancer and dementia. 

About this booklet

Living with two conditions can be very difficult for you and the person you care for. This booklet talks about some of the worries you may have and ways to cope. It also gives practical information about getting help and support.

We hope it helps you deal with some of the questions or feelings you may have. We cannot give advice about the best treatment for the person you care for. You should talk to their doctor, who knows their medical history.

We have another booklet called A guide for people with cancer and dementia that the person you care for may find helpful.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.

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