My Family and Alzheimer’s

11th January 2010| Channel 4 Dispatches

In 2009, Fiona Phillips investigated the struggle of Alzheimer’s sufferers and their families to get adequate care and support in Dispatches: Mum, Dad, Alzheimer’s and Me.

In this update, she returns to the issue, examining whether there has been any improvement in the provision of financial support and respite care available for them and their carers.

Fiona’s father has Alzheimer’s and her mother died after developing an aggressive, early-onset form of the disease. Fiona continues to face her own dilemma about how best to care for her father as his condition deteriorates.


Directed & Produced by Anke Lueddecke & Charlotte Rodrigues
Reporter: Fiona Phillips