Carers share their stories, and their insights into the roller coaster ride of being a dementia carer, family member or friend.

Out of the abyss of despair

 

‘Gradually, I began to rediscover the
old me; the positive, optimistic me’
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The roller-coaster ride of being a carer

 

‘I needed to turn a negative into something positive’
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It takes a community to care

 

‘I made many valued connections and friendships’
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It's the intimacy
I miss

 

‘It was heart wrenching, agonising and painful’
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My Hero Award for my Grandad

 

‘It seems like he doesn't care anymore... but I know that's not the case’ READ MORE...

After the death, the guilt remains

 

‘A social worker came to rescue us’
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It's a wonderful life

 

‘These words also applied to our fifty years of marriage’
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'Going with the flow – there is no 'right way'

 

‘I never thought he 'wasn't there' – that was just him now’
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Learning to ‘play office’

‘I was genuinely interested in what he might be going to say’
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