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Are you up for it….

Before you think about looking after an elderly family member, I would advise people need to weigh up whether this is something you can actually do. My own experience has shown me this is not a short-term commitment it can be a long journey. I […]

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Caring for my mother as well as my son

My name is Anna and I care for my 69 year old mother. She has had four hip replacements, two knee replacements, suffers from severe arthritis in her shoulders neck and hands, this means she has trouble lifting, dressing and showering. I also care for […]

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Keeping accountability among family members

I was not caring for my mother directly my brother was, he went on a holiday with his wife so I stepped into the caring role while he was away. While I was there I decided to help my mum clean out her handbag. That […]

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I left my full time job to be a full time carer

My name is Susan and I am 56 years old. I have recently left my full time job to become a full time carer for my husband. As a result of many medications he was taking for his mental health he has developed diabetes and […]

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Caring for my husband, who is a veteran with PTSD

Caring for my husband can be particularly stressful, as he has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of his time in the army and now a Borderline Personality Disorder. At times it got so bad that I threatened to leave. I […]

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They wouldn’t care as much as I do

I’m Candice and I have been caring for my Pop for 15 years, he is a Vietnam vet and has recently been diagnosed with cancer. I had a particularly hard day today trying to get my kids to school and him to all his hospital […]

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A Young Carer

Hi I’m Kathy I care for my granddad who is 78 years old, I have been caring for him since I was 15 but only officially became his ‘carer’ a year ago. Even though he has 5 children of his own and 20 grandchildren, I’m […]

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