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Originally Posted by Ken Underwood
I thought that we were finished here as the last time i posted things looked as if they were sorting them selves out.
All the LPA is now under way and every one has been informed although there has been a few **** ups.
Now Auntie is having problems and has very bad dizzy spells, which has been diagnosed as very low BP, does not eat hardly anything, does not drink anything either, dehydration, seems she is just giving up and all this coupled with
Originally Posted by wies
My son has two carers, two gentlemen who in turn cook his lunch for him and either take him out or take him shopping. I trust them 100%. My son's hobby is collecting pound and 2 pound coins which are about in little boxes on shelves in the kitchen etc etc.His collection is worth a lot of money. It is difficult to stop his so called hobby as I don't think he realises it is real money but we can't stop it as he gets very annoyed. It is agood thing i trust his carers. You can't guaranty that all
Its about 18 months since my sister and I noticed mum was getting forgetful when all the presents were mixed up at Christmas and she kept telling us the same things over and over, and nearly a year since we took her to the drs and were referred to her local Memory clinic for more tests. That was a slow process, they were very kind but she sailed through questions like " who is the prime minister" and " which American president was assasinated" as in her words " i love quizzes"
Hi i reached crisis point last week and made another attempt at day care for my partner - he has been twice, and so far, the reaction has been good. last attempts got such a reaction in the evenings that the time i had free was never worth it!! So glad i tried again with lots of encouragement and support from the outreach worker from the centre. She has been great. the group he is attending is run by the Alz Society and has only 8 maximum each day - two to three workers and also volunteers.
Originally Posted by Jess26
I have a big promblem with my brother on this score. (mum lives with him) He very often moans to me about things mum has done.
In particular, several times a day she will try to control the TV with the cordless phone. Or if she is using the remote for the TV she will randomly press buttons, and the set has to be re-tuned or she will turn it up to full volume or even watch it with no sound at all.
He complains to me about this and says "I said to her, mother WHY do you keep using