Statement of the Problem: Dementia like climate change is affecting everyone.
If you have lots of money then you have the luxury
to pay for care. No money - government
will provide your care. Everyone else
either sells or sacrifices everything to look after your loved one at home. It
is absolute hell on earth being a full time carer for a loved one with dementia
at home without a homecare package. Zero
tax concessions = huge unjust financial worries, sleepless nights and living on
my overdraft since 2015. Dementia sucks the life out of you, being endlessly
patient, showering and dealing with double incontinence, makes us all feel like
the walking dead from sheer exhaustion 7 days a week. Governments cannot
destroy our health, financial security and expect us to pay for everything. With
no help, nor tax concessions when we have given up our careers, spent our super
and when we are close to 60 and cannot return to our former careers. If this is
not addressed in a holistic way, governments are leaving a gigantic legacy of
the biggest generation the baby boomers forced onto welfare which all children
and grandchildren will be obligated to support with much higher taxes for the
next 30 years. I created a carers cheat sheet with links to services from all
around the world. My dream is, every location in the world to have one for
their services, if they don’t have these services to create them. Why? It is a full time job just wading through the
bureaucratic process, to access any assistance.
For two years I have worked on strategies in an ’Ideal Carers World’ to protect all our futures. They include employment, taxation, respite care, care expenses, superannuation, national carers card, higher carers allowance, carers app, support services for children who are carers and legal protection.