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  1. Marked deterioration in speech

    (Long and rambling, just really put into words to help me make sense of things later on!)

    A week ago I was taken ill and had to go to hospital by ambulance. To cut a long story short, fortunately, I was only there a few hours and was able to return home with some medication and orders of bed rest.

    It must have been quite a shock for my husband when the ambulance carted me away. Fortunately my adult son was around at the time and was able to stay with his dad while I ...
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  2. Important Week Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Tomorrow is the start of an important week in our household. Our Social Worker is carrying out an assessment on Wednesday in preparation for a Multi-Agency meeting on Friday. It is helpful that the new Care Act (2015) provides a framework for assessing needs of both carer and cared for one. The new legislation provides a framework from which to develop a Care Plan that is relevant to Maureen's presentation and my needs as her carer.
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  3. General Improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    It looks like Maureen's problems with her mouth had led to all sorts of problems. As things improve she is a lot brighter and far more alert. I am also learning that if I prompt her then it is easier for her to get things done. Once she gets started on something then things are not too bad. It just the initial stages of tasks that are a problem at the moment.

    I will not leave her to her own devices for a while. We will wash up the pots and pans together thus relieving her from
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  4. Strange voices and feelings unsure of weather its real or not? advice please?

    Quote Originally Posted by seagull50 View Post
    Im 54 and have early mixed dementia diagnosed 3 months ago. Sometimes im laying here sometimes im about to drop off, and I begin to see or hear things, voices, and it just feels so real, I think its real at the time, it can be very scary does anyone sometimes feel this? is it part and parcel of whats to come, or down to meds? would appreciate any info or others experiences on this. bless you all xxx Im on rivestene patches.
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  5. Progress At Last

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    I made some useful progress yesterday on a number of fronts. In the morning I had a very useful consultation with our local chemist. She is excellent always prepared to see me at short notice and share her knowledge of dementia. One of her suggestions was to read The Lewis Man by Peter May to help me try to understand things from Maureen's perspective. I realise I am very lucky to be able to pop in and chat things over with Yvonna: she is a vital part of my support network here.
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