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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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Designing a support system

My Aunt lived on her own with dementia, as her condition worsened she alienated all other connections. I had to work hard to stay on her good side so that she had one good contact amongst her family and friends. This worked, when she needed […]

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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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Blessing or a curse

My father became very ill very quickly – one minute he was driving himself to the hospital, the next he was never returning home. I don’t know if this was a blessing or a curse. At least it didn’t drag on. To compound the situation, […]

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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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