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  1. Family in crisis

    Hello, we have had a emotional roller coaster of a week , on Monday last week my father in law whom is 86 was diagnosed with vascular dementia brought on by many TIA mini strokes , and
    the same week my mother inlaw 82 was diagnosed with Alzimers which came as no surprise unlike my father inlaw . We had a meeting with health care workers to sort out a care plan, not sure with it being the long bank holiday how long this will take, my mother inlaw refuses to shower or change her clothes which ...
  2. Home sick mother with AD

    My mother has been in a care home now for six months and she is still very unsettled Visiting is becoming impossible as she gets very angry and agitated and demands to go back home. I have been trying to see her on a regular basis to break up the boredom in the home but despite my best attempts to please her she seems constantly frustrated. The care home is very nice and the staff are good but my mother is really unhappy. I have tried to help her by continuing the busy life she had before with ...

    Updated 04-06-2012 at 11:52 PM by snoggy1one

  3. How long?

    On Friday I met John coming out of his house.
    "How are you, John?"
    "Not too bad! Not too bad!"
    "Where are you off to?"
    "I'm going for my dinner."
    "It's ten o''clock in the morning."
    "Are you sure?"
    "Look at your watch there, John."
    "Oh yes, so it is. Anyway, I'd best be on my way."
    "Where are you going. now?"
    "I'm going for my dinner." ...
  4. What's in a name?

    I was thinking last night (yes, it is something I do sometimes!) and an episode from my childhood popped into my mind quite clearly.

    I was about eight at the time and in bed, mulling over all sorts of questions in my head. One of them was how I fitted into the family.

    I remember suddenly coming over with complete confusion, because although I knew my brother and I came from my parents, and my mum came from her parents - I suddenly couldn't get my head around the fact ...
  5. Stop start stop start just had a week holiday 4 days of been normal

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepney View Post
    We recently had a break at a specialist hotel with my family they took care of my mother which meant we could relax in her company for a change I might say we could relax and sleep in fact mum was a pleasure and her condition improved wish the carers we were allocated worked for me they made a differance and for a few days we were a normal family and mum was great but been home a week and back to reality until next time and save up Well done hotel carers it stops it starts