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#National Carers Week

From TheJournal.ie 'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer National Carers Week

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer

Next week is National Carers Week, highlighting the experiences of thousands of family carers across Ireland that look their loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're giving up everything and they don't want to get on with you. It was hard to bite my lip and keep going' Dementia Carers

'You're giving up everything and they don't want to get on with you. It was hard to bite my lip and keep going'

Over 180,000 people in Ireland are currently or have been carers for a family member or partner with dementia.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island' National Carers Week

Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island'

My boys will not have “typical” childhood but they will have very special memories, writes carer Geraldine Renton.

From TheJournal.ie 'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help National Carers Week

'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help

The 2011 Census found that 24,746 carers in Ireland are over the age of 65.

From TheJournal.ie 'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted. Column

'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.

I care full-time for my son, who has Hunter Syndrome, as well as being a mother to my other two young boys – yet I am often looked down upon by others.

From TheJournal.ie The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40% Social Protection

The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%

Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.

From TheJournal.ie Survey shows 4 in 5 carers badly impacted by cuts in recent years Support

Survey shows 4 in 5 carers badly impacted by cuts in recent years

This week is National Carers Week.