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Originally Posted by marthasmum
Hi, I have not posted for months but have been dipping in and out After first becoming a member here sometime at the end of last year I found it very difficult dealing with the diagnosis and reading about what maybe to come in the future so stayed away
My question today is " does anyone have problems with their partner,relative being hungry all the time I have to watch J whenever food is in sight. " J is a type 2 diabetic and taking Aricept 5mgs would these factors have anything
Had a nice letter from tax people last week
they agreed with me that I shouldn't have paid any tax last yr stating I would receive a check soon
it was in the next letter I opened
I feel a little treat coming on
There's a tiny glimmer of hope.
Although the situation remains the same, no support is avilable because John has too much money yet is too ill to access it, the nurse in the community mental health team has offered to come and bathe John while Kate and I wash his clothes. This is not part of her job but she realises that allowing John to continue being unwashed, unkempt and smelly is simply not tenable.
This, however, is likely to be a one off.
Kate and I went
I was in this space five years ago - I remember the same feelings, and yet it is different. My mom is my best friend in the world, and she has been slipping away for the past years, since my dad passed on.
Standing next to her bed, checking her pulse, her colour... the warmth of her skin and knowing she does not eat any more, and takes very little fluids, I remember abouth death. And what I hold onto is the knowledge that the spirit soars as the body collapses. I remind myself that
I was just wondering if I could get some advise its my first time using thisweb site. I found out last year that my mum has Alzheimers although she has been having memory problems for quite a few years. she was doing great up until a few months ago still living on her own and very independent until she had a urine infection she was treated with antibiotics which cleared it up, since then she has become a different person. She is unable to do anything for herself she is not eating, cant dress herself