A great recount of 3 womens' experiences from Heathcote about their journey as carers for their loved ones (authored by Adam Holmes). As a carer, their stories are very relatable; it also appears the caring role presents similar peaks and troughs for all.
"It placed a strain on her relationship with her husband who refused to eat with Mrs Dallalana’s mother.
She would make separate meals for them both.
Her social life also suffered.
“Being a carer you don’t get much time for a social life – that’s what was missing for me,” Mrs Dallalana said.
“I got very depressed.”
But even as her mother approached the end of her life, Mrs Dallalana never stopped feeling that sense of love and acknowledgement.
She knew her mother was eternally grateful for the devotion of her daughter.
“Being a carer is not easy, but it’s worthwhile because you do the proper job and you’re happy with the way you do it,” Mrs Dallalana said.
“And they love you for it.”
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