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everyone seems so brilliant in how they cope
i feel so bad
this is my story;
my mum in law ended up in a home after her husband died last dec, she was diagnosed wyih severe memory loss and was put on aracept, she cant remeber him dying after 50 years of marraige.
the home she was in was under observation it was bad found her dirty outside lost weight etc so in october i packed in my full tmejob and bought her home and became her carer.
what the home failed
Just some info to tell you about my situation.
I'm 17 and 5 years ago my great grandma died due to alzheimers. I can't remember how long she had it for or what she was like beforehand because I was too young to remember but I always stayed just as close to her. She would tell of events which happened during WW2 and years ago but it was sad that she couldn't remember recent events and would often forget our names. When she died in November 2004 I was heart broken. I was so close to her and
Well done Mum. Another good day no problems almost no repeat questions. NO nasty remarks. Keeping my fingers crossed!! xx
I can't believe it. I've got thrush.
So now I have :-
1 missing lung
1 artificial knee joint
1 hiatus hernia
High blood pressure
Need permanent anti coagulation
Oh yes and Alzheimers - knew there was something I'd forgotten.
But before I got too sorry for myself remembered I also have
1 loving husband - a tower of strength and a deep well of tenderness.
3 wonderful children
Mum has settled down now and the nasty comments have stopped.She is more alert and co-operative than for many weeks. We had family over today and she never stopped chatting and all went well.A couple of weeks back I asked the GP if we could reduce the memory tablets to 16mg as 24mg seemed to put her on another planet. We reduced them gradually and now she is definitly tons better.She has a reveiw on Friday and I will try to get some of her other medication reduced if possible. The biggest problem