“This is Mark. My mum died a few weeks ago, peacefully in hospital. She got pneumonia after a cold, Dad was with her.
“Her and Dad have lived in the local nursing home for eight months and have settled quite well. They both took up gardening and chair exercises and really loved them.
“Dad is very sad but still enjoys his exercises and his plants, his room is full of them. At least we know what to get him for Christmas and Birthdays.
“Mum’s memory failed, we lost a lot of her as a person over time, but the medication helped keep some spark and Mum and Dad remained together which they always wanted.”