It was a lovely, gentle programme. A real tonic after the Panorama programme! I was struck by the gentleness Louie showed and his willingness to 'take on' the challenge of caring, even if for a very short time.
It didn't address the difficulties of caring for the severe, late stages nor, as another poster mentions, when it is most stressful and distressing to care for the many very difficult times when there is compulsive behaviour or uncontrolable anger which is so strong there can be no distraction.
I was also struck by the serious worries about paying for future care needs which was mentioned by almost all of the carers.
Thnere may have been a 'rose colured glasses' aspect a few times, but to be honest it was a tonic to see people coping albeit on a day to day basis so well. Just the tonic I needed at the end of this week.