When Robin Thomson’s wife Shoko was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s the couple didn’t seek help straight away. Only when Robin could no longer cope with the changes in Shoko’s personality did he turn to Carers Support Merton and the Merton Community Dementia Care team. His advice now? Put a support system in place from the beginning.

In our latest blog, When you get the Alzheimer's diagnosis… what happens next? Robin shares his experience of caring for his wife with dementia and what he wishes he'd known.