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My Mum, Eileen lived with dementia for 6 years, she lost her fight with life on 14th August 2012. Her funeral was on 28th August (Bank holiday delayed)
This is the first time I have been on here for a while, I feel strangely liberated and yet lost too.
Mum was in a care home since 2007 but, I did visit several times each week. I miss her and miss looking out for her.
On the other hand - I feel happy she is no longer in pain, worried or wandering.
As usual went to see the rents before going to work. I took them some home made lamb stew hoping they would have it for lunch cause all mum seems to be eating at the moment is cream cakes and I think that she would be better off if she had some veg and fruit but she just seems to be eating rubbish. I try to think about their diet but she still buys far to many cream cakes crisps and biscuits, don't know if there is anything that I can do about this except take them decent food and
Originally Posted by patricia brown
My husband has been taking aricept for 14 months and over last 5months has been complaining non stop about pain in teeth. After have three out and dentist cant find anything wrong with him. Have asked to be reviewed about aricept, and been told he is responding well. I have my doubts I think it is related to aricept, he has osteoarthritis and on reflection has increased general pain. Dont want to stop him taking something that may be helping him Any one out theere got any experience of this.
Originally Posted by grobertson62
I haven't posted for quite a while now so thought I would share the light
It's now 18 months since we were told after a fall, infection and fast exacerbation of dads vascular dementia
There have been many dark days but we have entered a state of acceptance and calm
Despite having to compete in budgie shooting investigating the death of the game keeper,chasing chickens and regularly feeding the kids under the table, we have discovered dad still has a wicked sense of humour
My aunt is still in hospital in Birmingham and we have now found a suitable care home in Scotland. Nephew (in Scotland) is currently in the process of applying for Deputyship however we think aunt will be in Scotland before this is in place. Deputyship is not recognised in Scotland and when here we will have to reapply for Guardianship (incurring the cost twice). Would anybody know if we should just be applying directly for the Guardianship here or do we have to continue with the Deputyship given