I care for someone with Alzheimer’s, but who cares for people like me?

Caring for someone with dementia is hugely demanding, even for trained professionals.
Caring for someone with dementia is hugely demanding, even for trained professionals.

I am a carer. I help look after my mum, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It is a difficult, demanding and often depressing job, and I only do it part time, filling in the gaps to ensure that my mum receives 24-hour care. Even this limited but significant share of my family’s responsibility has had a profound impact on my life.

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