Carers of people with dementia
Profiles - Women caring for partners
Wife caring for her husband who was an academic psychologist. Diagnosed in 1995. one child.
Carer is wife of a man who first developed Alzheimers when he was 50. Diagnosed in 1991 and treated with Exelon. They have 2 children. Carer and her husbsand had both been lecturers in music.
Carer is mother of four who gave up her job as a social worker to look after her husband at home. Diagnosed in 1997. Patient was an ex army major.
Carer who had been a teacher looks after her partner, a former policeman, who has Pick's dementia at home. Diagnosed in 2000. Between them they have 3 children.
Carer of considerably older husband (+18 years). They have no children.
Wife and mother of 3, who separated from her husband during his illness but continued to care for him. she had been a relationship and loss counsellor. Her husband was a retired NHS works officer and hospital engineer.