Very few experiences prepare you for the responsibility that comes with looking after the partner you have loved and shared your life with and counted on for years - particularly if they are at the mercy of dementia and now rely on you for everything.
Your desire to do the best for them whist trying to remain healthy, fit and capable yourself, is becoming increasingly difficult and emotionally draining. It's leading to challenges in all aspects of your life, leaving you overwhelmed, frustrated and - all too often - desperately lonely. But it's still hard to admit that you need help.
As a first step to redressing the balance for both of you, pick up the phone and talk to us. Chosen with Care offers a personalised service that helps ease the pressure by finding the ideal care home solution for your dear partner, meaning you can concentrate on providing unstinting emotional support and love.
"Thanks very much for your help Debbie. I have actually passed your details on to a relative of a close friend of mine who lives in in the west country but has a recently widowed mother with Alzheimer's living in Kent. The daughter has a demanding job, a husband and teenage children so I thought she might benefit from the services you are able to provide. Jill from Tonbridge".