“You don’t know how much a person is going to change – one minute they can be as nice as pie, the next a complete and utter angry bastard you wish you could slap back into reality. But, it’s the nice as pie person you soon remember. And the one you realise has no control over his/her actions.”
These are thoughts Sue had everyday over the six years she cared for her husband Doug.
At 57 years old, he suffered a series of strokes and consequently developed Vascular Dementia. He died at the young age of 63 years. In a matter of one day Sue went from being a devoted wife to a devoted CARER – a dramatic transformation.
Sue Downey’s reference book for personal carers takes you into a journey of life, how it can turn upside down overnight, and how to brave through it.
You are not alone is about Sue’s journey. It is a tale of unconditional love, humour, guilt, heartache, strength and conviction. It is a story about SURVIVAL.
Coming to Inverell on Tuesday 2nd May from 2pm at Kurrajong Room in the RSM Club. Afternoon Tea Provided