Welcome to Talking Point - Alzheimer's Society's online forum.
Talking Point is an online support and discussion forum, for anyone affected by dementia. It's a place to ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported.
If you would like to join a discussion on the forum or start a new one, you will need to either register or log-in (you can log-in by clicking on the box at the top right of the main forum).
If you need help using Talking Point, please take a look at our Help videos or main Help section.
Talking Point is kindly funded by Santander.
So after finally managing to get some sleep last night thanks to Vonny's words on one of my posts, I've thought long and hard, and have decided to start a blog (hopefully it will help others, and certainly me to write things down).
I think it's going to be one of those days . Managed to get the kids to nursery 45 minutes late due to traffic being at a standstill! Had to endure 'Bob the Builder' playing over and over again! Argh!!!!!
But yet I am starting to feel
Thursday 18th, went to the home for the CC review meeting, there were 9 people in the room including me! we did not have to go through the domains again as we had done that 2 weeks earlier, and this meeting was to clarify if Brian needed one to one and if there were any other needs. The home's staff explained how he had been behaving and requested 2hrs a day one to one funding, the CC lady said that if to much one to one care was requested the panel may query if he was in the best place for his
my mum has had vascular dementia now for the past 3 years, the first 2 wasnt so bad, but as the months are passing now shes getting alot worse, myself and my partner moved back in with my mum and dad about 2 years ago to help my dad who suffered an heart attack last year, and is still recovering, we have all hit a low point now as she wont do anything at all, shes very stubborn, her moods are terrible, and she wont bathe at all, we had the social services come to help but she refuses to go to a
(1)Since Brian's fall and two day stay in hospital, his balance and mobility have worsened considerably. As he was using a zimmer in hospital and it was offered to us to bring home (but we didn't take it as bit awkward with Brian in wheelchair), I asked him yesterday if he would like one at home. He thought he would.
Rang his Social Worker. She is on holiday but a colleague gave me the number to ring (occupational therapy) to get a zimmer.
Rang the number and they
Sometimes its good to write things down just to clear your head and i suppose this is what im doing .
Having worked in the care field for so long now and getting older ( cant say wiser )
I have brought to the attention of my boss and owner of my work place 2 things of which i am not happy with .
(1) the work load early mornings, which lets are care down
(2) the the young staff who think by rushing and getting residents up they are scoring points .