Doreen was a carer for her husband for four years before he passed away in 2019 from Alzheimer’s disease. Caring for him was a lot of hard work for Doreen, and the distress it caused both of them meant that in some ways it was a relief when he was finally laid to rest.
During his illness Doreen and Dennis received a lot of help from the MCF including funding for Dennis to visit a day centre once a week, which gave her a bit of a rest.
“After Dennis died, my financial situation completely changed. He didn’t have any insurance, and I also lost the income from his pension and his benefits. His death was an enormous loss, and it felt like the last thing I needed was the stress of working out my finances.” – Doreen