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  1. dadooronron

    Quote Originally Posted by dadoronron View Post
    Hello everyone I am posting my first thread. Husband has vascular dementia 1 year at home with me and carers coming in 3times a day, now hubby in care home 1 year 6months. I go to see him every second day. Meanwhile I have lost most of friends as they don't want to be involved any more with the result I have severe anxiety and depression been to doctor and there is 10week waiting list for some councelling have lost confidence about going out myself .just feel like we don't exist anymore. Anyone
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  2. Visit to the opticians

    Quote Originally Posted by LynneMcV View Post
    Today my husband had his first eye test since being diagnosed with early onset dementia two years ago.

    I semi-expected it to be quite an ordeal for him and made a point of asking the optician's receptionist to put a note on his file about his new condition so that the optician would know the situation and allow plenty of time.

    I am glad I did. I can't fault the optician at all. She was extremely patient throughout, encouraging and tried to adapt the test to ways in
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  3. I need help with a neighbor!

    My neighbor has been diagnosed with dementia and in my opinion is at an unsafe level of living alone (I will explain). We live in a condo association and she is my direct neighbor. I've never experienced interacting with a person who has dementia and I am fearful of a few things. She is continuously walking over to my condo asking me for things such as an egg, potatoes, onions, sugar, coffee, etc. which I don't mind helping her out, I am more than happy to do so, however the requests are beginning ...
  4. Help, whatever is happening with this UTI?

    Quote Originally Posted by BR_ANA View Post
    Permanent low dose of ab=> next UTI will be from a resistant bacteria.

    Urine test with culture to find the bacteria's name and a antibiogram to discover wich ab to use. Read Mr. Google then talk with GP.
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  5. Some elements of the legal profession profiting from dementia

    by , 05-07-2014 at 12:12 PM (The legal profession profiting from dementia)
    I have recently been researching both LPA and Court of Protection as my mother suffers from advanced dementia. I was absolutely amazed by the amounts of money charged by solicitors to handle both processes.

    The government website states "Registering both types of lasting power of attorney costs 220." but I have read on here of people being quoted in excess of 1000 by solicitors.

    I think this is scandalous the legal profession seem to be treating dementia ...
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