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Originally Posted by dottyd
a lady wrote about her mum in last week's daily mail to say that at 78 she was about to go into a CH as she was very confused.
The lady took control and started supplimenting her diet with fish and vitamins and at 86 her mum still lives independently in a flat.
I have written to the lady to see what she gave her mum and will let you know the results.
People might want to look at some of these articles
Originally Posted by jennifer_eccles
I've never used one even as a carer for 20+ years but I do know they exist try this link may help and good luck. http://www.astorbannerman.co.uk/prod..._Showering.php They have quite a few if you look at the side menu
Originally Posted by Pacucho
It is great to see what you are trying to do.
It might be an idea to get in touch with your local Social Services Dept so that you can have a joined up approach, as they may be co-ordinating services such as access to Admiral Nurses, etc.
I co-ordinate a local group of carers and for those who have access to email the EXTRACT that follows below includes useful bits of information I have developed to date.
Originally Posted by Grannie G
The following piece was posted a while ago on TP and made a big impression on me. It is something I have referred to time after time and tried hard to follow.
We have many new members who may not have seen it before. Yesterday I posted it on another Thread but thought it might be helpful if it had a Thread of it`s own.
It`s a tall order but an excellent guideline.
Compassionate Communication with the Memory Impaired
by Liz Ayres
Originally Posted by danny
Good morning Jennifer.
Take a look at this link. It might help.