When someone gets a new medical diagnosis of a serious long-term condition, it’s not only that person who’s affected. Whether it’s dementia or diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis – or any of the painful and debilitating conditions that come as we get older – it will have a knock-on effect on anyone who is close to them. As their condition progresses, relatives and carers have to adjust too. Many lives might be changed by the diagnosis.
How did your parent’s or spouse’s medical diagnosis affect you? How did you cope? Other Forum users would like to hear about your experience.
SimplyHealth Care for Life team