Thanks to all have showed understanding. However there are some extremely cruel remarks. Most of these seem to be because the person feels hard done by as a carer. I can see now that I made an error in calling my sister a carer. I did so because she lives near my mum and is the first contact if mum is ill. Otherwise she does her food shopping and that is it. Mum lives independently, has a social life, goes on holiday etc. So please no more nasty comments and sister is definitely not in need of respite!
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