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My Dad has dementia of some sort, hasn't seen a psychiatrist as GP says he has to threaten to kill someone or himself before he can . Saw a nurse a couple of times . He is wet most of the time, though unable to acknowledge , Mum is exhausted with washing, creeping into his room when asleep and swapping clothes for fresh, mopping pools of urine from toilet before she can use it . He rants and shouts if she or anyone else point out he is wet . What can we do ?
Tonight I'm asking myself the question...are we doing the right thing for Mum keeping her at home? Who are we doing it for?
Mum's really not happy at home. It's not her home any more it's become her prison. Mum's bored stiff as there's nothing to do all day except watch TV when the weather's bad, or play board games. She must be sick of seeing my sister and I every day, she needs different company and some stimulation.which my sister and I cannot provide at home. Plus the strain it's putting
Hubby is back to playing bowls for the new season. He had a match today, but it wasn't due to start until 2pm.
He must have been looking forward to it because he was in his bowling gear at 9am! On the plus side, I did manage to convince him to change out of his white shirt until nearer the time, so that it had less chance of getting grubby.
Hubby was checking (and misreading) his watch all morning. He said he wanted to be taken to the bus stop for 12 noon (he isn't
My husband is going through tests now, but I know there is something seriously wrong whatever the results. We live in an old, large and heavy maintenance house and can't really afford to stay there. He loves the house and is adamant that he doesn't want to move. (been there since 1997) I have finally coerced him into putting it on the market and his daughters are now berating me for forcing him to leave the house and say it will kill him to move.. (We are in second time marriages) Any
Following my recent post. This is just an update on my Blue Badge application.
I received a letter today off Birmingham City Council turning down my application for a Blue Badge for my wife.
It is quite evident that Birmingham City Council only look at someoneís ability to walk, with no compassion for the many problems people with Alzheimerís and their carerís face.
Even if you want just the simplest of items from the shops, someone in my situation, being my Wifeís