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Rani - Interview 07

Rani cares for her husband who has depression and he is very much dependent on her. She finds it hard, especially since she suffers from ill health herself.

  • Background

    Rani and her husband have three grown up children. They came to the UK almost thirty years ago and have lived in the Midlands ever since. She became a carer...

  • Age at interview 62
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Miriam - Interview 05

    Miriam carers for her son who is in his late twenties. He has been diagnosed with schizophrenia but she thinks what he has is drug induced psychosis.

  • Background

    Miriam works as a Nurse Practitioner (mental health). Originally from East Africa, she came to the UK nearly twenty years ago. She lives with her husband and her two youngest...

  • Age at interview 51
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Marcie - Interview 04

    10 years ago Marcie's husband Larry was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Today he is completely dependent on her and Marcie gave up her job as a Ward Clerk to look after him. Most of Marcie's time is taken up with caring for him, which is restricting and isolating.

  • Background

    Marcie is from Italy and met Larry, originally from Jamaica, in England. They have been married for over 40 years and have two grown up children. She became a carer...

  • Age at interview 72
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Nick - Interview 02

    Nick and his wife have cared for their son with paranoid schizophrenia for almost 12 years. In the beginning Nick didn't feel heard by health professionals, but today he is very involved.

  • Background

    Nick is married with two grown up children. Originally from Sri Lanka, he worked for a news agency before retiring and is now working on mental health issues in a...

  • Age at interview 74
  • Sex/Gender Male