Experiences of other caretakers
Roger worked in the fashion industry in Milan and had a vibrant social life filled with parties. But then his father fell ill: metastatic lung cancer. And then his mother had a heart attack. Roger became a carer and everything..
Fee talks about how she experiences caring for her mother and grandmother. She is supported by her music and calls on other carers to do something for themselves. A hobby or passion ensures that you remain yourself and that you do not lose sight of the fact that you are also your own person in addition to being a carer!
Richard cooked for his neighbour Dora every night. When it turned out that Dora had dementia, he started doing a little bit more for her every day. To the point that he could no longer go on holiday. What is..
Rosa takes care of her mother and receives no help. Her mother is unwilling to accept anyone else in her house or life. According to Rosa, this is because of their culture. In Italy, you take care of your parents...
In this video, Michelle explains how difficult it was to combine taking care of her parents with raising her young children. She constantly struggled with feelings of guilt and lost touch with herself.
Manouk looked after her mother with ALS. She was a young carer with a great deal of responsibility for an older person. At the time, she missed being able to talk to someone who understood her situation.
Frank is a young carer who provides care for his mother. He wants to continue caring for her and hopes to find an employer who will take this into account.
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