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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
Can anyone help please? My mother and father both share the same room a care home. My father spends most of his time in bed and nearly always asleep when I visit. (he is doubly incontinent) My mother, who has Parkinson's with related dementia was until a year ago at home with 24-hr live in carers. She is not incontinent, but obviously confused with the process of going to the toilet. A few weeks ago, I took her slippers home as they stank and on inspection at home they were covered in excrement.
Originally Posted by verjoe
I plan to apply for deputyship for ex-partner who is under DOLS. He is in residential care continually funded in full by LA.
FINANCIAL DECISIONS Care team have just quoted in a letter 'best interests' as reason for not agreeing to my request to transfer appointeeship for DWP purposes. He wants me to have control over his DLA and income support, and says so clearly to all. He has no other investments or savings or property. We have 2 children aged 11 and 13. My motivation for wanting
In the last four weeks we have gone from my husband accepting that he is very ill with frontal lobe dementia to now saying they were wrong and there isn't anything wrong with him other than he needs to do things slowly!
I don't know which is worse, which makes me feel like a very uncaring person, but this denial is creating a false world in which I am living. He won't tell anyone and goes to great lengths to either avoid meeting people or putting on a very normal act. (This freaks me out
Originally Posted by LynneMcV
I think hubby is starting to exhibit another stage of this illness - but only in a small way.
He seems to be getting a bit possessive over things. When I have done the shopping he seems to get mildy worried that other people in the family will eat things before he gets a chance (I don't think that is possible, as he is forever foraging through the fridge and cupboards )
On a Friday night we all like to sit down as a family and have a couple of drinks and watch a