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  1. Loneliness

    My husband has Alzheimers and has been in a nursing home for four years this November. He was diagnosed in 2007. I looked after him for three years until he became too unmanageable at home. We've been married nearly 30yrs.
    Prior to his becoming ill, I had my mother to look after also with dementia, she died in 2002. I then had a hysterectomy through cancer.
    My husband nearly died last year because he had an infection in his bladder, then, pumped full of antibiotics, they brought him ...
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  2. Finding difficult to cope

    My husband has got Damenture and since the last few Months has deteriorated a lot,I am finding it more and more difficult to cope with
    his behabiour,when I talk to him half of the time He does not understand
    what I am saying,I am sleeping in the sofa bed in the living room,telling
    him in the evening,if you get up during the night to the bathroom,you go
    back to your bed,He keeps visiting me during the night,just the same.
    I have been looking into Respite,but I don't ...
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  3. Mobility issues

    Hi, my mum is 86 and was diagnosed with cerebral vascular disease and dementia some years ago. In the last few weeks I've found that although she can walk about with help some days on other days she struggles to walk even a Few steps or to stand, is this normal with the condition?
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  4. Bad evening yesterday, here's hoping for a better day today

    My hubby is only 33 and has vascular dementia. He is getting increasingly fustrated and angry at his symptons.

    Last night he popped over to the chippy to get some dinner, to get there he crosses a sometimes busy dual carriage way. He seemed ok before he left and due to it being a short walk away I wasn't unduly concerned. I was on the phone when he came back 10 minutes later with his tea so didn't notice that he was upset. He went out to his shed, which concerned me, so just as I ...
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  5. Boundaries and Respect

    Boundaries I'm talking the human bubble. Your own personal boundaries you set within your self and your wall that you put up and let down only when you want to. That's where I am at not knowing when I am over stepping myself with my mum and dad's. I constantly ask my dad questions to make sure I am not but he never directly answers them so I am left where I started. Confused. I just talked to him about mum coming to stay at my house once a fortnight as I love having her even if she does rearrange ...
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