My husband has dementia, he’s in respite at the moment so I can have a couple of weeks away with family. Most of the time I find looking after my husband a real slog, others talk about it as though it’s a privilege but I’m not one of them. I really couldn't even remember what he was like before he was ill. I needed a break so have two weeks off but on the second week away I find I’m missing him, not the ill him but the one he used to be! So this lovely break away has bought back my memory of how we were before, now I’m feeling very sad and lonely.