I am fairly new to the role of carer. At 57 my husband has been diagnosed with alzheimers.
I am still working and love my job , I work as a school receptionist, term time only.
I need to carry on working for my own sanity even though I know this is going to be difficult I must.
It is my respite and my only contact with friends etc.
Further down the lineas the illness progresses how do I begin to get help for someone to in theory babysit my husband for a frew house a day.
Don’t think I will get help off local authority but will have a good pension coming in from husbands.
I am 58 and all the professionals don’t seem to be getting what I am saying. If I was ten years down the line this wouldn’t be a problem but as much as I live my husband I have to set up a life after the end.
Very sad to read your post
Do you know if your area have Admiral Nurses? I spoke with one a few times when my husband was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Helped considerably. Otherwise the Alzheimer’s association may be able to guide you in the right direction.