Offer your time to the carer to talk, listen, and allow them to feel heard and understood.
Give your time to the person with dementia, so that the carer can have time out. It’s important to ask if the carer wants an opportunity to stay home and put their feet up, or would rather be free to go out to relax.
It can be hard for some carers to leave the house even for short times. So a helpful option might be to arrange a regular time to call in, so that they can plan for appointments, and doing sundry messages.
Ask the carer to provide a list of ‘to-do’ items that you can complete for them.
Or if you are visiting, just ask if there are simple maintenance jobs you could do e.g. gardening, spring cleaning, moving heavy objects, checking that a vehicle is roadworthy and safe.
Sometimes carers struggle to reach out to organisations for help, simply because initiating contact is just too hard. With their permission, could you make that call for them?
Find out what they like to eat, and drop off some home-made food.