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Hello, I am a student social worker doing a community profile for my course. Have obatined permission from Talking Point to post the following request.
'Does anyone have any experiences about services that are available for
individuals with early onset of dementia in Northamptonshire? The areas of drug prescription, and funding for services and availability of information about dementia would be useful.
Many thanks, Millie.
Dad has been in care for over 3 months now. He is in a home surrounded by chatty happy staff. Always up for a laugh and a gentle tease. I've watched dad go from sullen, unhappy, demanding and angry to this bloke who actually likes people! I get a lovely smile of welcome and chatter about everything and anything. These carers really do care, they have created a safe loving environment that even a grumpy old man cant resist. Jokes from who's your girlfriend to who ate the cat! Trips to the pub
so here we go again. letter now received from council tax, they want full payment from dad
how on earth is he supposed to now pay full when he isn't living at home & all his benefits have stopped
what happened to the unoccupancy excemption they were supposed to apply?
why is sorting everything so hard
now sis has changed her mind for 5th time & wants to rent his house.
on a good note at least dad is improved though he insists
My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's April 2010 at the age of 65. It was a diagnosis we were expecting but it still came as a hard blow. He had been showing signs for a number of months but when asked by the doctor admitted to having kept quiet about his memory problems for about 7 years. The doctor said that the signs becoming more apparent was probably due to the the shock of the death of my mother from cancer in January 2007.
As of the moment he has lost his ability to read and
The Social Worker has just left, and the upshot of his visit was to emphasis that as long as I am willing to provide 24/7 care for my Dad, who is obviously incapable of doing anything for himself or making any decisions or choices about his life - Social Services do not feel obliged to provide any assistance.
In fact they are seeking a way to get Dad to financially contribute to the care he gets already - 45 minutes a day to help him wash and shave.
So how do I get
Updated 18-04-2011 at 02:11 PM by Angelica May