As we've finally managed to find out about various local groups and activities for people with dementia and their carers, we're meeting more and more of these people. Most of them are older as these sessions are open to all and the vast majority of people with the condition are older. There are obviously men and women but what you can't help noticing is that very few, if any, women are brought by male carers. They're brought by sons or daughters or by paid carers whereas many of the men seem to be accompanied by their partners.
I suppose the fact that women generally live longer than men means that some of the women we see are widows but you can't help wondering where the women who still have living partners are.