Interview 44 – Carers of people with dementia

She was 86 when she started to have symptoms of dementia. Her doctor mistook it for ‘old age’. Prescribed Aricept but husband felt it had been left too late. Cared for at home, helped by live-in couple. Attended day centre.

The carer feels that the chance of his wife benefiting from treatment was reduced due to the delay in confirming the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Age at interview 86

Gender Male

Age at diagnosis 86