The whole day is about mum.

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Portrait of Sarbjit, a South Asian elder

Kal's background

Born in Wolverhampton, Kal raised her own family in Germany. She is sole carer for her mother Sarbjit who has dementia.

Kal had her mother's medication reviewed while they lived in Germany - it took five years to eliminate all the anti-psychotic drugs. Now back in Wolverhampton, Kal has created an environment where her mother is the centre of all the activities that take place. This includes gentle exercises to help her stay mobile and give her a sense of purpose. Sarbjit has also used homeopathic practitioners.

Living with dementia has meant the loss of support from family and the wider community. There is a sense of isolation from activities and places that were considered to be normal.

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