Peter lived in Ealing with Parkinson's with Lewy body dementia. He was cared for at home by his wife, Glynis, throughout his illness, and was therefore able to maintain an independent quality of life as long as possible. She was supported by Dementia Concern services during this time. Here she describes what this support meant to her in her own words.

"My late husband Peter developed Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s dementia, often known as Lewy body dementia, so he was both physically and mentally disabled. I cared for him, and at the same time I was supporting my elderly mother who lived nearby. I don’t know how I would have survived without the help of Dementia Concern which is a local charity. Dementia Concern gave me advice when I needed it. They also collected Peter every Saturday morning and took him to their social club where they provided friendship, entertainment and a lunch. This enabled me to spend quality time with my mother.

We are so fortunate in Ealing to have this charity, but it needs our support if it is to continue its vital work."

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