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Sometimes your kids are just wonderful.
After a week of angst with my Dad on new medication and my sister wanting to do, I don't know what about my mum, who I think is doing just fine.
My daughter sent me the most wonderful trug of flowers and my eldest son popped in tonight to announce his engagement to his girlfriend and my youngest son phoned to say he will graduate on July 16th.
I'm so happy. What great kids.
Well my sister is going to talk to the Mental Health Nurse about my Dad, 96, basically because she doesnt believe what I said.
She is going to get my Mum's GP to talk to her about her behaviour towards carers, if Mum,91, doesn't like the carer she should not have to put up with her should she ? Mum can be difficult but the agency has at least 3 carers that she does like. GP is also going to talk about Mum's treatment of dad, who has dementia, because Mum is deaf she sometimes mishears and
Sent email to my siblings after mental health nurse visited. Telling the advise is to have a good weekly routine. I know it will upset my sister. MHN recommends my siblings, that have to stay overnight, only visit at weekends and leave weekdays to lve in carer and siblings that live closest. Sounds sensible to me. My 2 bothers, who live closest can visit to cover carers breaks mon- thurs. my other brother and hopefully my sister and I can do one weekend in three between us. . Let's see what happens
February 1st 2012
I phoned home as normal. Should explain I live in Kent, Mum & Dad live in Norfolk. So I phone everyday at 2pm.
Dad sounded tired, as usual, but after some chit chat about weather and such he perked up. Told me he didn't have any snow but it was cold.
He remembered going for a walk at the weekend with me and had enjoyed it.
I visited with my daughter who had sent him a letter which he received today. Mum, who hasn't got dementia (will come back to
Todays the 1st February and I'm going to start a blog about our family and dementia.
Looking at other posts I think we've got it pretty easy but when you're there in the thick of it it's hard really hard.