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Welcome to this E-course and online educational platform for informal carers of older adults
This section is dedicated to informal carers.
You are an informal carer if you  are providing unpaid care to an older and dependent persons within the context of an existing relationship, such as a family member, a friend or a neighbour.
Often, informal care providers are not identified or given direct support by professionals  during the earlier stages of caregiving and they don’t have access to useful information to cope successfully with the challenges caused by the caregiving role.
That’s why in this section we gathered informative resources specifically developed for informal carers to learn more about:

  • The impact of caring
  • Emotional challenges related with caring
  • The risk of burnout
  • The risk of mistreatment
  • Coping strategies

You can freely access these resources according to your interests and needs.
You don’t need to navigate all sections or to do it in a specific order.
Nevertheless, when you will have finished, we would be very grateful if you could fill in a short evaluation questionnaire to let us know how you find these resources.

What is an informal carer

Impact of caring according to kinship


Informal carer’s emotional challenges

Informal carer’s challenges: the burnout

Informal carer’s challenges: coping strategies

Risk of mistreatment in caring relationships

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