I have really enjoyed my challenge the past three yeas plus working closely with people living with dementia and their carers and extended family. It is a very rewarding honour to be invited to support families and find ways with cognitive activities to bring some purpose and sunshine into daily routines.
It is a very hard role to be a carer to our loved ones and dementia can be a very cruel disease as it steals away the loved ones we have known and shared our lives with. My main issue is the little support that is available to family units though slowly in some areas some help is starting to be offered but really it isn’t anywhere near enough.
If you know any families who are having to face this challenge please try and be supportive, and most of all do not stop visiting as even a quick visit for a cuppa and a chat will help the family such a lot. The greatest gift we can give is of course our time!