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  1. Today was another good day

    Today was a good day.

    After all the tiredness of the past week hubby woke up feeling much more energetic and 'with it' this morning.

    Between hubby, myself and my son, we worked together to get the sideway and lean-to cleared in readiness for when the builders arrive tomorrow. I have noticed that hubby is always particularly happy when he has been called upon to help out and loves to know that he has done something useful, as do we all.

    We then enjoyed ...
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  2. worried son

    my dad has been diagnosed with vascular dementia and doesn't seem that worried about it........unlike my mum who has to look after him and cope with his incontinence and rapidly decreasing mobility, ie it takes 15 mins to get him from the front door to the car with two sticks and a lot of encouragement, it seems that every day he becomes less communicative and is slowly withdrawing into himself although he will sometimes randomly come out with a memory gem or a funny joke, he still knows who we ...
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  3. Can specialists tell stage of Alzeihmers by a CT Scan?

    I wonder if anyone can help with my question. My late uncle passed away suddenly abroad. He was 88 years old and we are told that he was admitted into hospital with heart attack. In his records it also has ALZEIHMERS after they did a CT scan. Can specialists tell stage of Alzeihmers by a CT Scan? This is important to us as he had appointed a stranger as Power of Attorney 5 months prior and signed a document to give away a valuable property. This is most uncharacteristic of him.

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  4. Giving consent to hospital treatment

    I have an elderly relative who has dementia and is unfortunately in hospital and has had a fall whilst being there and has a fractured hip. He does not have the capacity to make a decision about his treatment. What rights does his family have to protect him from unnecessary operations? Does anyone know the legalities of this situation or experienced something similar, thank you!
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  5. Peaked - and now slowly coming back down to where we were before

    Well, we have had a lovely few days of very good memory abilities from my husband, but I think we are slowly going downwards again.

    Understandably, he seems to get worse when there are more things to juggle and try to cope with. He was particularly good over Christmas (which was a very relaxed time) and handled the New Year well (despite initially having to go to bed early because of overwhelming tiredness, before rallying later in the evening to see in of the New Year).
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