I am the author of the book "Unbreakable Bond" I spent four years caring for my mum when she developed dementia. Thie book I wrote is about my journey with my mum, what we learnt, what we experienced, our ups & downs and how it made us feel. In the book I candidly share my thoughts, my opinions and my advice for anyone out there who is dealing with caring for a loved one. My mum lost her battle but I hope my book in someway will play a part in helping us win the war on defeating this terrible illness. The one phrase she held on to until the very end was "I love you.” My mum was 51 when she was diagnosed with early onset dementia; she was 54 when she died. Before she died I made a promise to her that I would write a book about our experiences and my book is me keeping that promise. It is a book crammed full of emotional and practical support for anyone facing the daunting challenge of caring for a loved one. I believe most people in the world will be faced by the possibility of caring for someone in their lifetime and it is important that we are all as ready as we can be for this.
Which of these best describes you?
I am a caregiver - “I found Adam’s account of his experiences in caring for his mum very moving. He seems an extraordinary young man who has accomplished a great deal” David Cameron - UK Prime Minister
If your loved one was experiencing signs of dementia, would you keep it a secret?
Who are you here for?
The thing I miss most is...
- Is being able to give my mum a hug.
I first began to worry when...
- My mum could no longer hold a conversation.
The hardest part of my today was...
- Knowing my mum can't share in what is happening in my life today.
The best part of my day today was...
- making a difference to someone in the world through my book.
I didn't consider myself a caregiver until I had to...
- care for my mum.
I have found the most support from...
- My Family.
I have felt most abandoned by...
- some of my friends.
The thing that would surprise most people about my day is...
- That I still want to help others and make a difference.
The funniest thing that has happened was...
- watching my 8 month old daughter clap her hands.
The gift of being a caregiver is...
- knowing that when it really mattered you were the one that stopped and showed someone love.