We have recently had a discussion over on YCNet, (our website for young carers), about how people with dementia are portrayed in soap operas. We were struggling to recall any good examples of stories where someone had dementia and were being cared for by a relative.
I have to admit that I'm not an avid soap opera fan and tend to just watch them as and when I get time. So, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on how well storylines cover issues such as dementia, or any other illness, disability or condition, for that matter. Do they give an accurate account of the reality of the situation, the day-to-day challenges that both the person being cared for and the carer face? Are there enough stories and if so, do you think it helps?
It'd be great to know what you think
Online support team