"We met in 1976 in Bahrain where I was a nursing sister and Jeff was an electrical engineer. Before Jeff’s strokes, we’d go walking, out for meals and on holidays. Life changed in November 2012 when Jeff had his strokes because his short-term memory, cognitive skills, ability to plan and problem solve were all affected. He couldn’t wash and dress himself or deal with his affairs, so I became his full-time carer.
It was a really tough time and when my sister Linda was diagnosed with ovarian cancer soon after, I felt like I’d been kicked in the teeth. One day, I was sorting through Jeff’s things when I found his IET membership card and a leaflet about IET Connect.
Plucking up the courage to call them was a turning point. The lady on the helpline listened and said she thought they could help us. I was stunned because I didn’t know anything about IET Connect.