“When we first heard the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease we thought it was the end of the world.”
Jane cares for John.
“I’m quite an assertive person, but I can find it difficult sometimes.”
Jenny cares for Rory who has autism and severe learning difficulties.
“We’ve lost a lot of friends through it. Everybody says “How’s Neil?…not “How’s Will?” and that hurts.”
Will cares for his partner who has Parkinson’s.
“When the caring role ends, you need to be kind to yourself: get out and about and maybe even take up a new hobby.”
Marion cared for her mum who had dementia.