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  1. Good News about Help for Alzheimer's Sufferers

    Quote Originally Posted by banger View Post
    True great news but is the extra not being given over three years? With dementia suffers numbers greater than cardiac, stroke and cancer put together this is still way behind, yet at least it is something. Where the suffer is is living at home the carer is often the spouse. This would suggest that the carer and sufferer will be of a similer age and in many cases well over retirement age. So what is David Cameron going to do to releave the strain and the costs on the carer? If the carer goes
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  2. New to forum so confused and so anxious

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrshatsnak View Post
    Hi everyone. I am new to the site I have been viewing threads for a couple of weeks and now with my diagnosis confirmed decided to post. I have been caring for my uncle in his own home for a little over 2 years. Middle of last year I noticed he was more and more forgetful. By November a ref. to memory clinic was made, but then on new years eve he started with reoccurring UTIs. He has been rushed through a private clinic as he was so confused and has Alzheimer's and cerebal circulatory disease. Now
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  3. Who thinks this venture is a good idea??

    Dear all...

    I'm an occupational therapist. A fellow OT friend of mine and I would like to start a new venture, providing physical and cognitive activities in nursing homes, day centres and working jointly with other organisations that have contact with people with dementia. The aim is to improve physical and emotional well-being for the person with dementia and also to educate carers/staff and even families on how to interact with people with dementia and how to enable them to engage ...
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  4. What a week!

    by , 28-03-2012 at 05:00 PM (My father and our family journey into Alzheimers)
    I have decided to start a blog because things are getting worse. My father is 78 years old and was diagnosed with Alzheimers April 2011, with hindsight he has been getting steadily worse over the last 5-6 years but we just put it down to old age and senior moments. My mum is 73 and has had 2 heart attacks so I am doing what I can to reduce her stress levels and help them both.
    A month ago a clever specialist nurse at the memory clinic decided the aricept wasn't doing my father any good ...
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  5. terror of own reflection

    Im new to this but would be grateful for any words of help or encouragement from others who may have the same or similar situations.. My brother aged 52 yesterday has been diagnosed with alzheimers Disease, lives on his own with his very precious dog. Recently he has become terrorised by his own reflection. he is certain that it is someone who is 'very bad' and is there to harm him. he sees these reflections in windows, mirrors, even the kettle in the kitchen. we have now removed all pictures mirrors ...
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