3 in 5 of us will become a carer at some point in our lives. Read the stories of our hidden heroes who look after a loved one.
Karen's husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2021. She has found Alzheimer's Support groups have helped them immensely.
Marcus cares for his wife who suffers from progressive supranuclear palsy. They are both in their 60s.
Loretta cares for her 95 year old mum, who has dementia and lives with her. She has to work and feels under constant time pressure.
Julie started helping out her ex husband at the start of the pandemic because there was no one else to do it. The care she was giving him then increased as he became more unwell.
Suzanne cares for her son John who is 38 and has cerebral palsy.
Andrea works for Carer Support Wiltshire as Young Adult Carer Officer. Her experiences of caring from a young age help her to understand what young adult carers are going through.
Celina is a young adult carer who looks after her mum who has cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, agoraphobia, and some mental health issues.
Sasha is a young adult carer who, along with her brother Lawrence, looks after her Dad who has dementia with neurodegenerative disease.
Alex cares for his wife Eileen. He looked after her at home for 3 years and now visits her twice a day at her care home.
Nigel cares for his wife Margaret, who has Parkinson's and is currently also recovering from surgery.
Colin cares for his elderly parents and has lived with them, sleeping in the lounge, for 15 years. He moved back initially after suffering an illness and losing his job. He struggles with poor mental health.
Andrea cares for her daughter Nell, who has Mitochrondrial disease. The lockdowns have been incredibly difficult for them both.
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