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Originally Posted by Auntiep
We’ve been in to see Mum. The first time she seemed quite bright, considering she’d fallen 3 times and been sick. Her friend was with her (not letting anyone get a word in edgeways). I had to go back later, as all her clothes were soiled. I came home and washed, dried and ironed them then went back at 8.30 (hubby stayed at home as he had a bad headache). When I got there she was in bed, and looked so sad, scared and spaced out. I don’t think she realised who I was, even when I was talking
Originally Posted by mart45
i sorry not posted before has did not know how.
i been caring for my dad for passed 5 years since mum passed away and i got redundant from work one way was good thing.my dad has early stage of alzheimers
i cared for him 24/7 has live with him and i got learning difficulties.sorry heading wrong
Now he passed away 2/2/14 from infection on chest and urine infection and kidney failure due to fall.has only had 1 kidney what worked 20%.now i feel like lost and i still
Originally Posted by Auntiep
Mum went into respite care for the first time ever last night. It was all a bit sudden, we only had 24 hours notice that there was a space available, but we got there. I don’t know who was more nervous and upset, me or Mum. She was trying to put a brave face on, but apparently (and he didn’t tell me until I came home) she said she didn’t want to go when she was going to the car. When he told me this I cried my heart out.
The staff say it’s best not to visit too often, but I
Originally Posted by gardenerb
Hi, I really don't know if this is correct as it's the first time of entering anything having registered today. I thought I would start with a positive.
To help me with Jennifer my wife with dementia I found a company called LULU. They are an American publisher who enables you to write a book on your own PC and download to their web site. Write the files as per chapters or topics. The site modifies them to book form, allows free use of cover wizardry in colour, gives uo a bar code
It has been a bumpy ride. Mum has been a sufferer of mixed Vascular Dementia and Alzheimers for six years now and was committed to an Assessment Centre (Sectioned) for nine weeks before Christmas as her behaviour was putting herself in danger was totally unacceptable and inapropriate She was brought home by the Police four times and we were unable to contain her. Very scary! She was brought home on a months trial before Christmas after reassessment. During this time her medication was altered.