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By Beth Sharp Thursday 05 December 2013 Updated: 05/12 21:16
BROMSGROVIAN Denise Mounter was given recognition at Stroke Association awards ceremony for her dedication in supporting her husband after a stroke in 2010 left him needing around-the-clock supervision.
The 61-year-old received a highly commended certificate from The Stroke Association for the care and support she had provided to her husband Ian, 66, since his stroke affected his mobility, vision and behaviour leaving it a struggle for him to communicate.
Denise said when Ian had his stroke it was life-changing and, although caring was not something which came to her naturally, she was determined her husband would make his recovery at home with his family.
She added: “He’d been very close to retirement, and we made plans for our future when we had a bit more time with each other.
“I still can’t believe that this has been taken from us.”
Helen Vaughan, a family and carer co-ordinator at the association, was the person who nominated Denise.
Helen said: “Denise has shown incredible determination and tenacity in making sure her husband had the best care possible following his stroke.
“Denise has been a great strength to Ian and their family.”
The special evening was used to recognise all the achievements of the stoke survivors and carers, in the West Midlands, who were nominated in the 2013 Life After Stroke Awards.
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