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Originally Posted by christopher2013
My name is Nadia, my husband is 55 and was diagnosed +- 5 years ago. I would like to share with you the letter our daughter who is only 11 wrote to her father last week. It resumes it all. I am working and Chris is still at home with a full time carer. I have joined this forum because Chris is British, and we leave in Brussels. He used to speak fluent french but unfortunately is loosing it and I need to talk with people sharing the same experience for my daughter.
Does anyone know if there are rules on carers using the hoist installed, looking to get second hand ceiling hoist will the carers use it?
My Dad has dementia of some sort, hasn't seen a psychiatrist as GP says he has to threaten to kill someone or himself before he can . Saw a nurse a couple of times . He is wet most of the time, though unable to acknowledge , Mum is exhausted with washing, creeping into his room when asleep and swapping clothes for fresh, mopping pools of urine from toilet before she can use it . He rants and shouts if she or anyone else point out he is wet . What can we do ?
Tonight I'm asking myself the question...are we doing the right thing for Mum keeping her at home? Who are we doing it for?
Mum's really not happy at home. It's not her home any more it's become her prison. Mum's bored stiff as there's nothing to do all day except watch TV when the weather's bad, or play board games. She must be sick of seeing my sister and I every day, she needs different company and some stimulation.which my sister and I cannot provide at home. Plus the strain it's putting
Hubby is back to playing bowls for the new season. He had a match today, but it wasn't due to start until 2pm.
He must have been looking forward to it because he was in his bowling gear at 9am! On the plus side, I did manage to convince him to change out of his white shirt until nearer the time, so that it had less chance of getting grubby.
Hubby was checking (and misreading) his watch all morning. He said he wanted to be taken to the bus stop for 12 noon (he isn't