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My husband has just been taken off Aricept and is now taking Sodium Valproate (Epilim), Idon't think this is doing him any good, he seems to be going downhill fast, has anybody else had any experience of taking this drug?
Originally Posted by FranticFilly
Hi, my husband and I have just found out that my mother-in-law has vascular dementia, and also my father is showing signs of dementia. It is a scary prospect for me, as my parents live just down the road, and my mother in law lives about 40 minutes drive away! I work part-time but have other commitments which take a lot of my time and energy, so there may be difficult choices ahead which I'm not looking forward to. My mother-in-law also has very bad eyesight, but still wants to live an independent
Following the recent headlines about deadlines being set for claiming back care home fees I have been trawling the internet trying to find out how you go about registering a claim. All very confusing! hundreds of companies who want to do it for you and then I am guessing they take a percentage of your claim as their fee???
Does anyone know if you can do this yourself and if so where do I start.
Background info: my grandmother spent a year in a nursing home before her death in May
Sorry I haven't been on for a while, kept losing my login details, then when they were resent I didn't have time to login!
Anyway, I wonder if anyone has experience of the above. MiL's house about to be sold, and once SS have been paid for the care home fees that she owes them we were thinking of buying a small property in order to rent to go towards her fees and give her an asset for the future as the interest rates on savings are appalling.
My hubby is an only child