After 12 years of caring for my wife (Alzheimer's) Georgina passed away last August. We had been together for 55yrs and married for 50 yrs. A long time, but not long enough. For that 12 years I had a purpose in life, which has now been taken away from me. What has disappointed me is the lack of support for carers who no longer have that dedicated carer role. Apart from bereavement groups (which I do not require) there doesn't appear to be any 'organised' support mechanism post caring. All the carer related organisations seem to have no provision for supporting carers after their caring role has ceased. It leaves a big void in one's life and apart form coping with the personal loss there are the Mental, Physical, Social, Emotional and Financial (especially financial) issues that still have to be dealt with. It would be great if there was an on-line programme that provided support and information in one place ex-carers could access.