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  1. Why is everything a struggle!

    About 3 weeks ago I rang SS asking for an assessment of mum. They took all the details and then said it would be a week to 10 days before someone would come and visit!

    The following week I went to mums on the Saturday and as I went in the heat hit me like a wall, she had the central heating and gas fire on full, then when I went into the bedroom the electric blanket was on full too. Mum was in the kitchen getting a drink, shaking that much she couldn't pick the cup up. To cut ...
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  2. Early Alzheimer's, house move

    Hi everyone,

    My mum-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last December and since then we've been trying to move her closer to us as she was 60 miles away and we couldn't keep an eye on her.

    After many frustrating months, she is finally living 10 minutes away from us. We thought the move would be the hard bit but only after 3 weeks in her new home, it is apparent that she has worsened. She is paranoid about people getting into her flat, she keeps the curtains closed ...
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  3. Anti-biotics finished - behaviour no better :(

    Mil finished the anti-biotics last night - 5 days worth, of a drug specific to the actual infection diagnosed - and there has been absolutely no improvement in her behaviour.

    The confusion remains at a heightened level, the delusions are are frequent (sometimes non-stop for a period of several hours) throughout the day, sundowning and paranoia are more intense and prolonged and the prn meds are seemingly less effective. In fact, after having the prn meds, she appears in some aspects ...
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  4. Introduction

    This is my first blog post. Hopefully I should get to know you all. It will be nice to talk to fellow carers.

    Background - I, together, with my brother, are carers for our mum. Mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia just over a year ago. My brother and I work full time. We have carers that come in twice a day. Morning to get mum up, washed and breakfasted, etc. and at lunchtime.

    My brother and I have always lived at home. We have not come back to look after ...
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  5. Dementia support in Cyprus

    Where to start? Never blogged in my life, so bear with me.

    My dad came to the UK in the fifties met my Mum and had me and my sister. When my Mum died in the eighties he went back to live in Cyprus and re-married.

    Throughout the years he visited England or we went to Cyprus. We had noticed that with each visit his memory was deteriorating and he would also comment that it was worrying him. I know that he did seek medical advice, had scans and is on medication however ...
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