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  1. Mik1929

    Quote Originally Posted by Mik1929 View Post
    I am Mik1929 and I care for my wife who has dementia but does not admit it. We are both in our mid eighties and I am her sole carer. I find it pretty tiring as I only have two mornings off during the week as my wife neds me near at all times. Luckily I am in reasonable health at the moment but that cannot last for ever.
    I am sure that there are others in far more difficult situations so I shall sign off now and look forward to hearing from others in the same boat.
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  2. did i make the right choice?

    I look after my nan who has been diagnosed almost three years, she now lives with me in an annex. My auntie (her daughter) passed away from cancer recently and I made the decision not to tell my nan about this. Mainly because I am not sure how she would cope with the news. She knew my aunt was ill but never really understood how seriously and thought she would get better. She had not seen my nan for almost three months prior to her death, her choice, as she did not want her to see her so ill. My ...
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  3. New Here and don't know what to do for the best

    Quote Originally Posted by Rettaere View Post
    Hi Everyone,My aunt is in a care home 12 miles away from me,I am applying for deputyship,I am also trustee and executor for my late uncle Ron, who sadly passed away in April,everything happened within 4 weeks,my auntie Mo has no children or family only my dad,my sister and me.I don't drive and it takes me 2 hours to get to home and 2 hours back,my dad used to go once a week on his own and 3 weeks ago suffered a massive heart attack,I can't let him travel alone no more.I was told if I found a home
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  4. Household bills

    My husband has been in a dementia care home for a year and I have only just woken up to the fact that I am now solely responsible for all household bills, plus living expenses! Pretty stupid. We have separate bank accounts (a good thing) but without his pension I am beginning to struggle. This must be a common problem?
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  5. Had a look at new Day Care

    The CPN gave us the details of a possibly more suitable day care facility for Mil, and made the necessary calls to allow us to sort out a visit. We very casually mentioned it to Mil, not making a big thing about it, and last Monday was the day arranged to go and view the place.

    We had explained it to Mil in terms of it being a way to deal with the issues she has with her support workers - she has become increasingly reluctant to go out with them for the two hours currently allocated ...
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