Hi my name is Hazel. I used to care for my mum who had Alzheimers and vascular dementia. Sadly she died last November, but I have a wealth of knowledge caring for her. I cannot say the experience was easy, in fact it almost destroyed me. Then I came across an organisation that cared for carers and I got much better. I am still having counselling but my experiences will never leave me. I cannot understand why so many of us carers are so ignored and yet we do so much. I had a lot of abuse from my mother, people used to say 'it's the disease talking' but it is still hard to hear.
If you want to share, and it is good to share and talk about your experiences, then I am all ears. Good luck