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Before you shout at me MODERATORS i have Jeremy`s FULL permission to post this, thank you for your understanding, love Norrms xxx
here is the confirmation we have all been waiting for from Jeremy Hughes CEO of the Alz society UK . Please repost this to every Alzheimers...
Greetings and happy Friday to you all! It's been a foggy couple of days, forgot The whole conversation that my wonderful husband says we had, haven't heard from my sons in a while which makes me sad, it's been cloudy and rainy for a couple days and beautiful sunny South Florida which affects my...
My name is Donna, I am 56 years old, and was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago with dementia. I was shocked when the doctor neurologist told me his findings, and then the memory center confirmed it with all the testing.
So you leave the doctors office, and then you have to tell your family and...
Greetings from sunny South Florida USA
Me and 56 years old, and started my journey January 1 three years ago. I knew for a year that things were happening but I didn't understand. I thought I was losing my mind, going crazy. Christmas I mentioned to our daughter all the things that have been...
It's a beautiful day in Southeast Florida..... It is raining but it's not cold or snowing so I can't complain!
I remain grateful and blessed - Donna
Woke up to a beautiful sunrise this morning and I'm off to the gym for water aerobics. Since I don't drive I have two friends that take me on Tuesday and Thursday. I don't want to go but I always feel better after I do.....
Wonderful husband hired a cleaning lady and she is coming in this...
I am 56 years old and in my third year of diagnosis of dementia. I drove for about a year and a half after the diagnosis. But it became very scary for me. Ending up in places where do you know where I was, driving up to an ATM and not knowing how to use the machine with cars honking behind me,...
Hi one and all
I just want to say sorry for not being able to make the chat room yesterday at midday but to be very honest (I feel asleep) :o problem is that we are plus 7 hours on GMT so it was 7pm out here and once we’ve had our evening meal at 5pm and then I’ve taken all my various medication...
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Alzheimer’s Society are currently in the process of updating the Memory handbook, one of our most popular publications. The update will include a redesign, with new images throughout the booklet.
We aim to involve people...
I have been feeling wound up at life and I'm unable to talk to my family. They call it whingeing so after a meltdown and a furious screaming match .I went to the drs.no help really only said "you need a punchbag"to let of steam.No I need a person I can talk to but they dont get bogged down with my...
I have made a video of the library (badly!) showing the extent of the exhibition.
I took the footage just before I took it all down
I havn't got the final figure yet but it looks as though I have made about £400
£160 to Alz Society
£160 towards a computer for the homeless and...
I've always loved animal. when we moved from Connecticut to Florida we bought my dad's place which didn't allow dogs.
We lived here six years before I was became sick. John and I went looking for a dog for me to keep me company, and we went to this farm in the Central Florida called the Green...
“How Sundowning affects me”
Some time ago on Talking Point I was asked the following question and I quote:
(Barry could you explain how you feel whilst Sundowning, does anything trigger it or does it just happen like clockwork?)
Well as there are now so many ‘New Members’ I thought it...
Thank you all for being here. I have learned what I entered this forum for. I couldn't find it anywhere else. I wanted to know if a person had dementia, if they were aware of it. I have been aware of it since 2008 and looking back can see obvious footprints before that.
This forum assured me...
We have a family history of early onset Alzheimer's. My mum, two of her sisters, when in their late 50s, and now my cousin in her late 40s.
This seems to happen around the time of the Menopause. I am now at this stage in my life. I'll be 57 this year. I've tried to stay positive hope...
I was wondering if anyone has stopped weeping since dementia come on the scene? In times of upset I cry but not fot quite a long time. I have very little emotion but a lot of stress.but no relieving tears.
I have been reading your thread s and they mention careplans?
Today I really lost it, shouting, swearing, crying (a tiny bit)
I just got so frustrated with not being able to do all the things that I want to do and
equally as frustrated that my brain doesn't do what I want it to do either:mad::mad::mad:
why doesnt it remember! why cant I think of...
From info. suggested from this sight it appears my Mum's symptoms of anxiety/panic at approx. the same time each day points to what is called Sundowning, looking at various web pages there seems to be some thoughts that light therapy may help, does anyone have any thoughts that this may be worth...
It's Peters and mine wedding anniversary tomorrow.43years ago.some good times and upsy downy ones too.Jean
ent from my GT-I8190N using Talking Point mobile app
As some of you may have guessed it's me, Jean with AD and I am overwhelmed by you, the carers. Before I get to many of these awful times,giving Peter hell.
I would like to say loudly
THANK YOU ,YOU LOVELY CARERS.;):)
feeling a bit tricky at the moment
twice i have lost my balance and on saturday when we were out i suddenly fell off a chair I was sitting on and seemed to fall in slow motion and landed on all fours beside the table. People came over and helped me up and I was most concerned that I had lost my...
The last day of this year.
I once was a writer, a journalist, a learner.
Now, my mind seems to have become a phantom:
I sense it at times,
But it is elusive. Where, can it be hiding?
So elusive, that at times,
I wonder if perhaps it is a false memory.
Am I searching for a life; a mind that...
Well as Christmas 2013 and then January 2014 inches towards its climax it also marks the “Ninth Anniversary” with my capricious bedfellow… and I find myself pondering as just where those past Nine years have gone to since I heard those fateful words from my doctor (Sorry Mr. Barry, ‘but’ you have...
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