I care for my wife Jennifer who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago when she was 54 years of age. Now at this stage I have to do everything for her and she can no longer read or write.
Involve Carers have been very helpful. They have provided information, guidance and support throughout and I attended a caring with confidence course where all the different aspects of caring for someone on a day-to-day basis were covered, as well as the other things that go with caring for someone.
The other thing Involve Carers helped with was arranging for us to meet with the other carers who are looking after their loved ones and help with different problems that they have caring for them. Through this, they have helped us to build friendships that have come about through us being part of this supportive organisation.