It has become very hard work looking after Dee. Some days are good, others are not, but it is the continual slog of almost 24/7 caring and my age, as I approach 80, that is taking its toll . I get respite from two carers on two separate days and Dee goes to a Day Centre for five hours once a week and soon I will have a carer during the early morning to help with the toilet requirements. Discussion with the RMN’s at the clinic indicates that Dee will most probably need a Home eventually when her condition really gets worse. They think I need a respite and it seems sensible to find a Home now who would take Dee on a short stay of maybe three days. This would be an introduction for her to a Home and a break for me. If Dee settles for that short time, then future stays could be longer to give me a real break. I am very concerned that I may be wrong thinking like this and would really like to hear your feelings about it.