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  1. terrified

    Quote Originally Posted by lvplbrian View Post
    My partner had the most horrendous fall in 2005 and fractured his skull (frontal lobe area).He was fighting for his life but thankfully he recovered.Friends and relatives are all asking what's happened to him because there is virtually a constant anxiousness about him. The repetitiveness that goes on telling me the same thing sometimes up to 5/6 times in a short while also the way he has to things in a OCD if not he becomes more anxious. He suffered from vascular migraines before the accident which
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  2. A day in the life

    Yesterday morning, Mil came downstairs just before 8a.m., hurrying through the door in her dressing gown, hair standing on end, wringing her hands and whispering

    "Can you help me find my husband, please?'

    We have discovered that too often, if we go along with her, when she forgets that her husband passed away 18 years ago, suddenly, she will 'pop' back into reality, and be dreadfully upset by us 'treating her like a child' and not being honest. So, gently, as kindly ...

    Updated 05-04-2014 at 08:41 AM by Ann Mac

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  3. Role reversal Ė from child to parent

    Quote Originally Posted by Auntiep View Post
    Iím struggling with the inevitable role-reversal with my Mum and me. I have recently (past few months) had to take on more of her personal care, toileting, meals/feeding etc on a day to day basis since she came to live with us. It is just so hard! I am her only child, and Iíve always been very obedient (thatís what we are taught in our culture, not to contradict parents, do as youíre told, etc). I struggle getting her to do things, eg drink, wash, take medication, etc. Also, Iíve never had babies
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  4. Mum Ė home alone

    Quote Originally Posted by Auntiep View Post
    Mum is home from the hospital, however the START (rehab) team who had previously been sending carers in 3 times a day have taken her off their books?! Iím sure the only reason the doctor agreed to her coming home was because care was in place, because he specifically asked me. I canít believe this, and right at the moment I cannot cope with Mum on my own. She hasnít had a bowel movement since Tuesday, and wonít drink or sit on the toilet for long enough. Iím managing to get some medication
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  5. Feeling abandoned

    Grrr...we've just had a visit from Mums consultant. He's discharged Mum as the care system has 'all changed' and now he is only there for diagnosis. He won't be calling again unless Mum's GP requests that he visits.
    He said we don't have a CPN any more - nobody does. That's all been done away with. In future any problems will be dealt with by Mums GP, or the Care Navigation team.
    I told him I'd met others who had wonderful support from their consultant and CPN - he said they were all ...
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