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This is my first blog post. My mother has suffered from dementia for years. She still manages to live on her own, with thrice daily visits from carers and a lot of support from me.
However, Mum has ongoing chest problems and is currently suffering from a nasty infection. Her GP wanted to send her to hospital and she refused to go. SHe is staying with me and I am having trouble getting her to eat and drink. I've tried to encourage her to get into the shower to ease her chest, but she won't