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  1. My Father Has Seen The Light

    At the back end of last year, my Father was regularly going to the toilet in the bath, the bathroom basin and the doorway that leads to where the old outside toilet used to be.

    I thought of a coloured toilet seat, a gentleman at an Alzheimer's awareness seminar recommended light green or blue. However, I couldn't find a local store that did these colours (The Argos has now started to sell them).

    I noticed that my Father was attracted to the lights and fire in our house. ...
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  2. Multi-Agency Meeting On the Horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    I am very fortunate that one of my daughter's had the courage a couple of years ago to pose the question on behalf of her siblings: 'what about us?' This was not a selfish question it was a reasonable challenge to how I had been spending my time. If I was Anna I would be entitled to think my question had fallen on deaf ears. It is time for me to openly address the issues that Anna raises.

    Any member of my family would be entitled to ask where they had fitted into my priorities in
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  3. In the 30 minutes after Mil came home . . .

    Knock at the door, its Mil arriving home from day care. Usually we collect her, but today she has come home on the mini bus.

    I go open the door, and she is all smiles as she waves and says Goodbye to the driver. I shut the door and follow her through the lounge and into the dining room - by which time the smiles have gone and she is crying.

    She tearfully tells me that she is lucky not to have had the sack today. Money went missing, she says, and she thought that the ...
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  4. Vascular Dementia and Base Line Assessment

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Vascular dementia is a cruel diagnosis in this country. The NHS working within NICE Guidelines offers no treatment for the condition. The Memory Service, in this area, discharge patients with the diagnosis unless they are on medication to alleviate the symptoms of the condition. In short, you are largely left to your own devices to witness further decline with a few suggestions about healthy living..

    There are various organisations or groups where carers and loved ones can get
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  5. Hanging off the ceiling

    Thank God I'm not working today, dad has me hanging of the ceiling!
    I came home from shopping to find a dinning room chair he'd been using to stand on to fix garden fence, chair legs covered in mud! foot protector missing, deny's all knowledge of it (found it in the garage).
    He cant remember the 1000 times he attempted to prop it up before, to him its the first time.
    when he went out for the umpteenth time, I just screamed and screamed in the house lord knows why i didn't ...
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