There is so little support available for those coping with the stress and grief associated with caring for a loved one who has dementia. There are about 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia and 700,000 friends and family caring for a person with the condition.
Caring for a husband with dementia is a lonely and isolating experience, Alison Bulmer says."People say I am strong, but I don't feel strong a lot of the time. The shower gets a lot of my tears." Her husband, Paul, 57, and from Cheshire, has a rare form of Alzheimer's disease that attacks the back of the brain.