Ian’s wife, Sheila, has early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well as osteoporosis.
This has left her highly dependent on her husband to help her with everyday activities. Unfortunately, Ian has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.
“My treatment made providing round-the-clock care for Sheila even more difficult. I gave the MCF a call to see if there was anything they could do.
“We’d applied for respite care through the local council, but the grant they offered us wasn’t enough to afford suitable care. This was disheartening, so when I called the MCF and they offered to send a member of their Advice & Support Team (AST), I was thrilled.