If he had cancer, had suffered a stroke or a heart attack there’d be a whole pool of care and sympathy, but with Alzheimer’s there is still a gross lack of understanding, resulting in the sufferer, not the disease, being blamed for uncontrollable behaviour.
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|Fiona Phillips with her father|
It is a guilt that accompanies me wherever I go, having also had to resort to professional care for my mother who died of early-onset Alzheimer’s.
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