Very few experiences prepare you for the responsibility that comes with looking after the partner you have loved and shared your life with and counted on for years - particularly if they are at the mercy of dementia and now rely on you for everything.
Your desire to do the best for them whist trying to remain healthy, fit and capable yourself, is becoming increasingly difficult and emotionally draining. It's leading to challenges in all aspects of your life, leaving you overwhelmed, frustrated and - all too often - desperately lonely. But it's still hard to admit that you need help.
As a first step to redressing the balance for both of you, pick up the phone and talk to us. Chosen with Care offers a personalised service that helps ease the pressure by finding the ideal care home solution for your dear partner, meaning you can concentrate on providing unstinting emotional support and love.
I was finding it extremely hard to find a care home to take my husband, who had very challenging behavioural problems and had been asked to leave his existing care home. Chosen With Care worked for a month contacting homes, explaining the problems, visiting the homes and arranging assessments, eventually finding somewhere to take him. Debbie has always been available to help and support, and I feel I have a friend who really cares about me and my husband.