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  1. Made my mind up

    Quote Originally Posted by Auntiep View Post
    Thanks Celia, this experience has helped me to make my mind up about Mum's future care. My instincts were telling me that she's better of at home with Hubby and me, and this has confirmed it. It's OK for a week or two, but I don't want her to be there long term.

    The home were apologetic, and Mum is more settled now, but it seems we know her best, etc, etc. There are no other non-white/british residents, and even though the staff are kind and friendly, like you say my confidence
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  2. Holiday abroad with person who has dementia help needed

    I'm thinking about taking dad abroad for one week he has moderate dementia has anyone been abroad with someone with this problem is it possible if so have you any tips for flight holiday etc
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  3. A visit to the local branch of the Alzheimer's Society today.

    Quote Originally Posted by LynneMcV View Post
    I finally got around to visiting the local branch of the Alzheimer's Society with my husband today - and I'm glad I did.

    I had heard some time ago that the local branch runs a regular activity group for people with early onset dementia. I suppose, when I first heard about the group, we were at the very start of the whole 'dementia' diagnosis and my husband was not quite ready to follow-up on that particular course - though he'd always shown an interest in doing so eventually.
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  4. Issues with Respite Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Auntiep View Post
    I can’t believe it, I’ve had another call from the CH this morning asking us to go to the out of hours surgery, pick up a prescription, get it dispensed and take it to the home! This doesn’t feel much like respite at the moment . I got really upset/angry as well, because she’s been prescribed ibuprofen when it clearly states in her medical history that she has asthma, and that she is on Co-codamol for pain. When I got there I told the shift leader that I was concerned, and asked to actually
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  5. Solo visit

    Visited Mom on my own today. I try to avoid this, as she tends to argue with me when we are alone. I went early in the day, bringing her almond butter (requested) and some blank cards which had been hers, to write people with as she likes, as she does buy cards in the gift shop to send.

    No mention of the eyes today, but she whispered to me her "brilliant plan": to move in with her sister. Her sister is a year younger, has COPD, lives alone, does not drive. They did not ...
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