Is it cruel to divorce your spouse because of dementia?
We promise to love each other in sickness and in health but a family lawyer has said there has been an increase in people filing for divorce because the effects Alzheimer’s have had such an impact on their relationship.
Researchers believe the disease will double in the next 40 years.
It is believed the number of people in the UK who have disease will double in the next 40 years.
It is extremely difficult looking after someone with Alzheimer’s. Sufferers may not recognise loved ones and they may become aggressive. Patients lose the personality they had when they married. Caring for them can seem a thankless task.
But do you think divorce because of dementia is cruel?