caregivers

Paula's story: Scam misery cost Mum living overseas thousands

Paula's story: Scam misery cost Mum living overseas thousands

Paula’s parents took early retirement overseas, but when her Dad passed away her Mum was left to pick up the pieces. Isolated, lonely and vulnerable, Paula’s Mum turned to internet chat rooms and social media for comfort and company but instead found a gang of scammers who took more than £30.000 of her savings.

David's story: Keeping it together after a dementia diagnosis

David's story: Keeping it together after a dementia diagnosis

"My father was 75 years old when an injury landed him in hospital and doctors diagnosed dementia." David witnessed a sudden and rapid physical and cognitive decline in his grandfather, father and uncle as soon as they were diagnosed with dementia. He describes the coping mechanisms that effectively concealed the early signs of the disease and the emotional difficulties faced by family losing a part of themselves as their loved ones ‘disappear.’