Peter Watson

Paul Evans
July 21, 2021
May 18, 2022

At age 59, after several years of mounting symptoms, my wife was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2006. I’d given up full-time work to look after her some years previously. I continued caring for her at home for three years until I was unable to cope any more and she moved into a nursing home. My experiences highlighted the paucity of help and support available for carers of people with dementia and the lack of awareness amongst decision makers as to the needs they have.

I joined Uniting Carers to campaign for better services and support and am now on the Advisory Group for tide (together in dementia everyday). I helped on the working group that recommended the future direction of RSAS. I see the development of the NRCC as an exciting and ground breaking project – without dedicated, supported and educated family carers the whole dementia support infrastructure would come tumbling down.

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