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12 months on from referral by GP, the day has arrived. I know the ropes from previous years – although with different types of counsellors and only the second time I have been referred on the NHS for ‘generic’ work. First session, I know, will be a lot of information gathering. Had thought to write down my ‘life-map’ ... but not sure how this psychotherapist will work and decide to go in unprepared and ‘hoof it.’ I’ve rattled it off a few times before, but it’s still frightening to think of reeling
Finally got through to the COP via the Office of the Public Guardian who connected me via their internal system after I explained that it was impossible to get through the queuing system. The clerk who took my call said that the case was still in the queue to be put before the Judge. He suggested that he send me an "Interim Order" form to complete and send back as this would make the case more of a priority!
The solicitors appointed as my uncle's Deputy are also having to
I am new to this. And I feel as though I am drowning. My father has early onset dementia, most likely brought on by alcoholism. Shortly after my father's heart attack, his cat scans indicated that he had suffered from multiple strokes.
By the powers of the state, he wound up in a maximum security Alzheimer's unit. He is "high-functioning", and spent 2 months living among level 3 patients. His 2 roomates were bed-ridden, comatose, and on their way out.
Hi fellow bloggers. How great that this exists. I live in Sydney 12000 miles from London where my Mother and sister live. My mother has VasD and is currently living alone with my sisters support. She has been Mum's care giver the past 2 years and is now ready to stop. I am considering asking SS to take over my mothers care in most areas and am wondering how that works and whether the carers are kind and helpful? I will come to London briefly in the near future and i am also interested in sheltered
My dad's wife put him in a care center. He has been there for 7mths now. He wants to go home, but she doesn't want him back. Can he get a divorce from her? She says she is not able to care for him but is about 10 years younger! I am his daughter from a previous marriage and I want to care for him ! Does anyone know what I can do to help him?