Carers of people with dementia

Profiles - Caring for parents

Interview 04

One of two sisters caring for their mother, at a distance and later in a nursing home. Diagnosed in 1992. Carer has taken early retirement.

Interview 09

Carer is the oldest daughter of three children, who over many years found the conflict between responsibilities towards her mother and her young family very difficult. Carer is married but has given up her job as part time social worker.

Interview 11

Carer is a married teacher with her own family responsibilities (1 daughter 1 granddaughter) looking after her widowed mother. She is the youngest daughter of three children. Her mother was diagnosed in 1996.

Interview 13

Carer is a married daughter who looks after her divorced mother. She is a healthcare assistant with 2 children. Her mother, a retired dressmaker was a diagnosed in 2000.

Interview 15

Carer is married with her own family (2 children). She shared decision making with her brother and sister for her widowed mother who was diagnosed in 1998 / 1999.

Interview 18

Carer is a doctor sharing the distance care of their mother, with her sister (Interview 4). She is married with 2 children.

Interview 29

Carer is a married Doctor looking after his mother who is a retired teacher with the help of his sister.

Interview 52

Son caring for his parents who lived close by when his elderly father developed Alzheimers. Carer is married.

Interview 54

Carer is one of 4 daughters looking after their widowed mother. She has two daughters of her own and works as a script editor. Her mother never went to work.
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