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  1. My husband refuses to drink

    I want to thank all the kind people who responded to my cry for help - i am following the advice offered - and have had some success with giving him fruit jelly and using a straw to encourage him to take more liquids - its a bit of an uphill struggle - i have been enormously encouraged by the response - dont feel so alone anymore.

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  2. Lowey Body Dementia

    Quote Originally Posted by PoppyLady View Post
    Hi, I am a carer for my husband who has DLB, has anyone else experience of this formof dementia? It's good to chat as being a carer can sometimes be very lonely.
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  3. Should I take mum to dad's funeral?

    My father passed away on Sunday. I had the heartbreaking task of breaking the news to my mother who is in hospital and has vascular dementia. She cried when I told her but by the end of the conversation I realised that she thought I was talking about her father who died 50 years ago. She also thinks it's her brother, brother in law etc who has died, depending on the day. Do I correct her every time and watch her grieve or say nothing? The funeral is on Thursday - should she go? Everyone says she ...
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  4. Restaurants

    I am going to provide education to local restaurants about being dementia friendly. What tips do you feel are important?
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  5. How does a son get an unwilling mother into the bath?

    Quote Originally Posted by JTB View Post
    This is proving to be more and more difficult....I have looked after mum for the past three years and this job is now shared between my two brothers and myself... Mum had three sons, all of whom are no longer married... Mother has become more and more reluctant to take her bath... She used to be fine, undressing, having her hair washed etc. Mother was never worried about undressing while we turned our backs, or letting us help her when she needed it. Now however, as soon as you mention her bath
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