The only thing I'd say is that there is a huge difference between working as a carer in a home and caring for a family member at home.my partners gran has just been diagnosed with dementia and he has put the idea across that i care for her.
That's the thing about data. The members say younger than that.Sorry Bruce, average age of carers I would say is about 61/62
Hi Lauren, I had to say hi because my daughter is 10 and is a real help to me in caring for my nan who has alzheimers. My daughter does the dusting for her and puts her shopping away.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
ps: thanks sylvia for explaining on my behalf!
Michael, I definitely think you have to change your user name to Frisky!! Welcome to TP.I am 71 (born 1937) but well preserved (i.e. still frisky) caring for wife aged 58 (born 1950) now in year three of early onset dementia known as FTD (Fronto-temporal dementia aka Pick's Disease) diagnosed mid 2006.
Hang in there Folks!