JulieOz
Aug 18, 2017

Carers Chat

2 comments

Hi there, new to the forum and thought I would start a conversation for those who are carers. It can be a difficult and sometimes lonely job, but also so rewarding and emotional. I get the pleasure of sharing the journey with my mother who is living with vascular dementia. I'd love to hear about anyone else's experiences of caring.

SaraD1951
Aug 24, 2017

Hi Julie, new to the forum and your post caught my eye. I'm currently caring for my father who also has dementia. he was diagnosed 2 years ago, so he is doing remarkably well, but it's obviously a strain for me. He's still living in his apartment and has carers thrice a day. I love the way you talk about it as a journey, so positive! How long have you cared for your mom?

JulieOz
Sep 4, 2017

Hi SaraD1951, thanks for your lovely response. Sorry to here about you father, I'm sure it must be very difficult for you. Did you find it easier have carers visit him rather than move him to a home?

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