“My father has been the world’s best father”, Marilyn Wilson says of her father, whom she has been caring for since developing dementia. Marilyn’s father, Eric, is part of the Perley Day Program, a respite care program offered by Carefor.
For Marilyn, caring for her father is a way of returning the favour of caring for her growing up. “I find it a privilege to be able to be able to be here and care for my dad, and to give him the love and support that he gave us as children”, she says.
Marilyn is always positive about living in the present. “I was the one then asking all the questions, and now the wheels have turned, and that’s okay”, she says of the dynamic shift. “We’re going the journey together”.