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  1. Memory clinic

    On Monday we are visiting the memory clinic for the first time. What questions should I be asking ?
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  2. Eye appt follow up

    Many months ago I posted about the problems Mom's been having with her left eye since her right eye had cataract surgery. Someone here persuaded me to seek an orthropodist to check it out. I talked to this person at length on the phone a few times to understand what she could actually assess, and arranged for that plus an eye exam (which the o insisted be done first) to occur on the same day.I remained skeptical about the outcome, but my boyfriend said he thought it might really help and offered ...
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  3. Mil and the Graduation

    You know how important dates can creep up on you? Well, a few short weeks ago, I realised we were edging closer and closer to my oldest daughters graduation, and I began to worry about what we were going to do about Mil.

    We eventually decided that she would be coming with us. Which called for preparation organised with military precision! From buying a wheelchair (The uni is built onto the side of a very steep hill) to sorting Mil a nice outfit to trying to anticipate every potential ...
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  4. My dad broken hip

    Ok this is a long winded blog !!!!!! My dad got diagnosed with the first signs of Alzheimer's about a year and a half ago. He was ok forgot the odd thing but hey he is 70!!!!. Any way about a year ago he went out on his bike and did 60 mile. Fit as a fiddle!!!. Previous to this he was scoring 28 out of 30 on his test with the specialist. Any cut a long story short as much as I can. The next day he fell over and broke his hip dam it , he was then taken to Stafford hospital of all places😞. ...
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  5. Blooming furious

    Mum has advanced dementia but has never been aggressive or offensive. Admitted to a and e from her residential home at the beginning of March having allegedly fallen out of bed and broken her hip. Found to have two grade 2 pressure sores and one grade 4 . Safeguarding referral made and we are still waiting for anything to happen! Provided a list of questions for the home half of which have been answered. Discovered that mum was being given zopiclone for insomnia but also Benperidol, a major league ...
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