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  1. Help and Advice Needed

    Hi all, I am new to this forum so have never posted anything before, but I do need some serious advice from people who are in the know about dementia patients.

    My father-in-law (who is believed to suffer with Lewis Body dementia) was earlier this year offered the opportunity to come and live with his son and me or, alternatively we would go and live with him. At the time he was fiercely independent and wanted to stay in his own home alone. He used to come to stay with us every weekend ...
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  2. Need to get through each day

    Mum died on 6th October 2011, she was in a beautiful Nursing home and received excellent care. We were all with her, I was with her so much over her last few weeks, I miss her so much and don't know what to do with myself. I feel so completely lost. Her death was peaceful but she had a hard time, Alzheimer's is a cruel disease, people dont know what it does, it attacked my mum's body, her initial stages with the disease were very difficult as she knew she was fighting something, god love her she ...
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  3. Advise on What to do?

    Hi all, I am new to this forum so have never posted anything before, but I do need some serious advice from people who are in the know about dementia patients.

    My father-in-law (who is believed to suffer with Lewis Body dementia) was earlier this year offered the opportunity to come and live with his son and me or, alternatively we would go and live with him. At the time he was fiercely independent and wanted to stay in his own home alone. He used to come to stay with us every weekend ...
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  4. Am I Lucky or just Fortunate,?.

    Hello All, As you can see I've been away from the Forum for 3 years,(my loss),!. When I first joined in 2008 I received a lot of support from members as Ivy's Alzheimers was new, and frightening. I've never forgotten the help I got and the reason I'm back is to tell you that I've come to terms with it, Ivy was always a lovely cheerful person and the reason I've put that title on is because she has stayed exactly that way and loved by all, I've been reading some of the Posts and realise ...
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  5. "Them" and a 7am text message

    This morning, Dad sent me a text message saying "I want to die". He told me yesterday that he sees people in his house all the time, mostly at night/early in the morning, and he often attributes things going missing around the house to "them". I have read up about how to reduce hallucinations in dementia patients, but all the advice requires someone to be living there with him, such as establishing a bedtime routine, keeping the house well lit, and closing the curtains after ...
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