Poll: age of carers

For carer: how old are you?

  • Less than 40 years

    Votes: 73 19.4%
  • 40-49 years

    Votes: 105 27.9%
  • 50-59 years

    Votes: 123 32.7%
  • 60-69 years

    Votes: 49 13.0%
  • 70-79 years

    Votes: 22 5.9%
  • 80 years or over

    Votes: 4 1.1%

  • Total voters
    376

Brucie

Registered User
Jan 31, 2004
12,413
0
near London
I thought it would be good to understand a bit more about the users of the forum, so I'm going to try to use the poll facility, if it works.

Please feel free to add to the poll!
 

x-lauren-x

Registered User
Mar 6, 2007
125
0
Hiya Barb :)
yes- like sylvia said I'm 15 but i help care for my uncle with my mum, we work together really like a team- she does all the tlaking to the doctors n etc and I try to help my uncle at home- now hes moving to a care home i dont do this so much- more just visiting him and chatting to him :)
lv laurenxxxxx
ps: thanks sylvia for explaining on my behalf!:)
 

bated01

Registered User
Apr 4, 2008
12
0
Coventry, England
Definately under 40

In fact i am 22. It is my Nan i am caring for, her only son (my dad) passed away almost two years ago who i also cared for while he was terminally ill. I am Finding it extremely difficult becasue she is progressing so rapidly and has gone from being a bit forgetful to not recognising anyone in a matter of weeks.

It just goes to show that this disease can affect people of all ages!

Debbie
 

andrear

Registered User
Feb 13, 2008
402
0
Yorkshire
I'm in my 40's and no am not going to disclose my real age cos in my head i'm still in my 30's - but i'm in the latter of the 40's
Andrea
 

Emmy

Registered User
Apr 11, 2008
7
0
Horsham, West Sussex
Poll:age of carers

I am 56 and I care for my husband who is 58 and has had A;zheimers for about 10 years. My father in law died recently and he had had Alzheimers/vascular dementia for about the same length of time.:
 

Sabr

Registered User
May 29, 2008
1
0

Hi everyone. :)
I am in my 40th year, but still hanging on to the edge of 39! My husband, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia, is 64. :eek:
 

Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
72,399
0
Kent
Hello Sabr

YOu are so young to have a husband with this dreadful condition. Please take the support that Talking Point [TP] offers and post as often as you can.
It will help you feel less alone.
Love xx
 

Deexox

Registered User
Jul 28, 2008
14
0
Definatly under 40 :D

I'm 20 caring for my Granda who is 84 and has alzheimers. He went into a home a year and a half ago so not as heavily involved anymore :(