Having been a carer myself for both my late husband Pete and my elderly father who had dementia, I didn't know about the support available as I didn't know that I was a carer! Luckily I have a wonderful family and friendship group who supported me throughout my caring roles but there were times when I just didn't know if what I was doing was right and how to cope with certain situations. The guidance of experts and peer support of others in similar situations would have been so helpful.

Nikki McCann