View RSS Feed

All Blog Entries

  1. Confused about ATOS

    Quote Originally Posted by LynneMcV View Post
    Well the dreaded Christmas Eve visit from Atos is over. All in all it went ok. The young lady who turned up wasn't particularly an expert on dementia but she was aware that it was a condition which gets worse over time, that abilities can fluctuate from day to day - and, as she had read the original form we sent back in May, she was aware that my husband needed time to try and grasp the questions and to formulate some kind of response - so he didn't feel under any kind of pressure in that respect.
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  2. Same as it ever was

    Went to see Mom today, first time since hospital. She has her own room for the moment, but no phone service. She was sitting there in the dark doing nothing, as she has been this whole year, though she has always blamed this on feeling restricted by having a roommate.

    I got my copy of the hospital reports. She blames me for her suicidal feelings, saying I never visit; I do, of course, and the psychiatrist notes repeatedly that she is not oriented to time or place, and that she has ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  3. Mom and dog both in hospital

    Mom's been in the psych hospital for 6 days. Today for the first time, the doctor called me. No history had ever been provided to her, which was obvious when I spoke with her. She knew nothing of Mom's psychiatric history and suicide attempts or the Neuro psych's recommendation of ECT back in September. She felt Mom would be fixed up with more visits from me ("Every ten days or so." I already visit every 7 days and have a companion visit 2x a week). She thought a stay at my house (lots ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  4. Dread

    No discharge date has been set for Mom to leave the psych unit. I find myself very low and feeling paralyzed. There's nothing for me to do, of course, besides check in. They never call to tell me anything, but she is on Day 5 of the med change, she gets some PT, has an aide constantly.

    If/when she gets discharged, all I can think is that there'll be another crisis and another, and this thing which is already going so badly will only become more terrible, and nothing I do ever changes ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  5. Mci

    I have been told that i have MCI and I need help from some one as I dont know what to do.... my poor wife has me forgetting things, getting angry over little things but worst of all the other day I forgot to pick my grandson up from school and went home to the wrong house (haven't lived there for 5 years).
    I do normally work as a security supervisor but am on the sick at the moment but I dont know if i have to leave work as i could put others at risk...
    What should I do?
    Categories
    Uncategorized