My Mum has mid to advanced stage Alzheimers. She needs almost round the clock care because she is so anxious. Previously most of her care was provided by carers and some of it by me. I have reduced the number of carers coming to visit to one who does sleep ins and am doing much more care myself. I'm being extremely careful to follow the government guidelines and hardly go out at all. The other carer is also being very careful and doing all she can to avoid Mum getting the virus. However, if Mum were to get ill I'm wondering who would care for her. In addition to Alzheimers she has a heart condition so she would be unlikely to survive or be considered for ventilation if younger fitter people needed it. I'm assuming older people like her will be told to remain at home if they have coronavirus. Who would provide the palliative care if she were to get ill? I feel awful for thinking about this but I want to prepared and plan for how to keep myself and my children safe.