Category: Sustain things for themselves


Carer’s support service helped me.

I had a dual caring role looking after my Mum who had dementia and my son who has muscular dystrophy, as well as being Mum to my other son. We lived all together. Once I accepted and saw myself as a Carer, I made contact […]

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Taking control rather than feeling frustrated.

I looked after my Mother and Father. I had a great relationship with my parents, so taking care of them as they were ageing was a natural thing to do. I’m fortunate to have supportive family and friends, which influenced my role as their Carer. […]

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It is hard but we always get there in the end.

Hi I’m Sharon. I have 3 kids who are under 5, and I care for my Mum who has been diagnosed with Lupus, an auto immune disorder which means that her body over fights, on top of this she has rheumatoid arthritis. I have been […]

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My mother was now living by herself

After my father passed away my mother was now living by herself. After 60 odd years living together to now being alone created new pressures. When she was in hospital for a couple of months with heart problems, we came to an agreement that when […]

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I resented being a ‘sudden’ carer

At the same time when caring for my mum with Alzheimer’s, I was diagnosed with chronic disease. I needed my mum, but our roles had reversed, I was now the primary carer – a role I didn’t want or felt I was equipped to take […]

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You’re more than you

Mark and Linda care for each other. Linda has MS. They love to travel and take on new adventures. Linda has a carer, Martha, that comes in once a week for respite. We didn’t want a babysitter. We wanted to use the time so Linda […]

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