A Pembrokeshire priest has published a “warts-and-all” account of her family’s experience of caring for a loved one with dementia, in the hope it will help others facing the same situation
“This is not a diary of our lives,” she explains, “it’s an account of how dementia affected us and how we learned to handle the challenges.”
“We travelled this journey together. I learned how to help him: not to ask questions, to change white dinner plates for coloured ones, to find a way to stop him driving, and generally to give him a reasonable quality of life.
“I am hoping that as many people as possible will try out some of the suggestions with those suffering from dementia.”