Poll: age of carers

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Resources' started by Brucie, Mar 8, 2004.

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For carer: how old are you?

  1. Less than 40 years

    73 vote(s)
    19.4%
  2. 40-49 years

    105 vote(s)
    27.9%
  3. 50-59 years

    123 vote(s)
    32.7%
  4. 60-69 years

    49 vote(s)
    13.0%
  5. 70-79 years

    22 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. 80 years or over

    4 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    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!
     
  2. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
  3. linda a

    linda a Registered User

    Jun 13, 2006
    48
    suffolk
    #3 linda a, Jan 20, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2008
    Age of carer

    Im 54 and our daughter is 18
     
  4. Midnight

    Midnight Registered User

    Mar 19, 2008
    2
    North Cornwall
    Well, I crept into the 40-49 bracket ... but only just ;)
     
  5. x-lauren-x

    x-lauren-x Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    125
    hiya
    im 15 hehe so im im the under 40 bracket xxxxx happy easter!!!!
     
  6. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    15 ?

    Please explain
    Barb:)
     
  7. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,894
    Kent
    Barb.
    Lauren is only 15 but has been heavily involved in caring for her uncle.
     
  8. x-lauren-x

    x-lauren-x Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    125
    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!:)
     
  9. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    Lauren,
    Thank's for your reply, and love to you and your mum.
    Barb:)
     
  10. bated01

    bated01 Registered User

    Apr 4, 2008
    12
    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
     
  11. Short girl

    Short girl Registered User

    Mar 22, 2008
    60
    Age of Carer

    I am that magical age of 40!:)
     
  12. desperado

    desperado Registered User

    Apr 7, 2008
    42
    Lancashire England
    I'm 54 - I care for my mother who is 89
     
  13. annmitt

    annmitt Registered User

    Mar 20, 2008
    19
    Coventry
    I'm 47 and care for my mum who is 80 (at the moment she lives on her own)
     
  14. andrear

    andrear Registered User

    Feb 13, 2008
    402
    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
     
  15. Emmy

    Emmy Registered User

    Apr 11, 2008
    7
    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.:
     
  16. Jane.B

    Jane.B Registered User

    Dec 7, 2007
    164
    Hampshire
    I'm 72 and care for my husband whose nearly 81.
     
  17. Sabr

    Sabr Registered User

    May 29, 2008
    1

    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:
     
  18. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,894
    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
     
  19. Deexox

    Deexox Registered User

    Jul 28, 2008
    14
    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 :(
     
  20. bert

    bert Registered User

    Jul 9, 2008
    39
    birmingham
    im 34 and looking after my 78 year old dad
     

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