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Support makes a difference to Warminster wife
7:00pm Saturday 23rd June 2012 in Latest News
Help from Alzheimer’s Support makes a big difference to one Warminster wife.
Elizabeth Robbins, who cares for her husband David at home, has been using the service for three years.
She said: “I get two hours a week when our support worker, Wallie, takes David out. They sometimes go to the pub for a half of shandy and then they go for a walk around Shearwater.
“I think it is so nice for him to be out with a man and they get on very well. It gives me peace and time to get on with correspondence or other jobs.”
Alzheimer’s Support chief executive Anna Littlechild said: “No one asks to do this and it often comes to people when they are looking forward to retirement and taking life a bit easy.”
Alzheimer’s Support have published a survey saying 62 per cent of carers, given a weekly break by support workers, believe it makes a big difference to them and 20 per cent say they do not think they could keep caring without it.
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