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  1. JADE not Jane

    Sorry Jade for calling you Jane in my early morning post!
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  2. Great Service

    Excellent support from Memory Service and Social Services yesterday. Jane OT from MS gave me clear hints to support my attempts to help Maureen gain more independence. Isabel SW met me at short notice and we sorted out how to prevent problems from a week ago resurfacing when I am away for a considerable amount of time. In short, I need to leave clear instructions for Carers.

    So today we are going to try the walking strategy and look for one or two things that Maureen needs such ...
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  3. No Food, No Medication and No Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Very disappointed with carers when I went on a day trip to London last week. My OH was nervous about being by herself but reassured that carers would be with her at lunch time and throughout the evening. The carers turned up as arranged but failed to give her any medication. Food was also in short supply: apart from the porridge I had made before my departure Maureen only had a cheese and tomato sandwich to eat all day. A week later and our Social Worker has yet to respond to my E Mail about
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  4. Another significant downward symptom

    For the 3rd night, in the last 8 days, I've woken Mil to find her bed wet - the first time, I thought UTI - but its not. So as it was only a very small damp patch, I thought it was perhaps a one off, during a deep sleep. The second and 3rd time, the bed has been soaked - and Mil has seemingly been completely unaware that its happened.

    After the second time, we went out and bought washable kylies, spare bed protectors and spare sheets. We also decided that, despite Mils objections, ...
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  5. Positive Contact

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Had a good meeting with Jade an OT with Memory Service. Lovely woman very good on empathy. Have set up an E Advice line where I can ask for help and guidance to ensure I am on track with helping OH. Also can arrange for face to face chats with Jade to coach me on relevant topics.

    Interview with Memory Service went well. Going to work with groups of carers and their loved ones to get representation on Consultative Group to improve provision. My induction begins in a couple of
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