Early Onset Alzheimer’s : The story of one young carer’s unbreakable bond with his mother
When June Sophia Sibley was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease at the tragically young age of 51, her son Adam was suddenly thrown into the role of carer.
Despite being only in his early 20s himself, he had to cope not only with the barrage of emotions that come with the diagnosis of dementia for a loved one, but also face the inevitable but painful transition from being a son who depended on his Mum, to the carer of a Mum who depended on him.
The 3 years that followed, until June's death in January 2013, were anything but easy, but as Adam dedicated his time to looking after his Mum, he made a promise to her that he would chronicle the family's experiences so that in the future they could be used to help others in a similar position.
True to his word, Adam has since written a book to tell their story.
In the interview here, Adam speaks candidly about his experience of writing the book "Unbreakable Bond" and offers some sensible advice for others in a similar position.
Unbreakable Bond : A heartwarming story of caring for a loved one
by Adam Sibley
is available from Amazon priced £12.99, or can be ordered from any good book shop.