Carers Week starts tomorrow, and concludes just before my birthday. It runs from 11 to 17 June 2018.
If like me, you feel as if you’ve been suffering from campaign overload recently, such as “Dementia Action Week”, the need for a further campaign for carers may not seem immediately attractive.
I am the only son of a wonderful lady, who happens to be living with dementia and frailty. I remain hugely indebted for what she has done to care for me, throughout my life. I never thought of her as my carer, but rather I think of her as my mother.
It has been sexy to ask ‘What does good look like?’
When I think of the best paid carers for mum, I feel it’s pretty obvious. They seem to have a ‘sixth sense’ about her needs, even picking up on non-verbal cues. They anticipate what mum needs.
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