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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Safeguarding a person with dementia and their money - chat session

    Hello everyone, On Tuesday (29 April) we're running a session in our chat room on safeguarding a person with dementia and their money. The session will be run from 12 - 1pm, and everyone who has a question or some experience to share on this topic is very welcome to pop in. Hope to see...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 28-04-2014 12:44 PM
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    01-05-2014, 11:21 AM
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  2. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Live Q&A in our chat room: paying for residential care and NHSCC

    This Thursday, 13th March we'll be running a live Question and Answer session on paying for residential care and NHS continuing care, with Alzheimer’s Society Information Officer, Tina. The session will be run from 12 - 1pm, and everyone who has a question about one of these topics is very...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 11-03-2014 03:36 PM
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    14-03-2014, 09:57 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please read: Welcome to the Legal and Financial Issues forum

    Welcome to the Legal and Financial Issues forum. This forum is for people who wish to share their experiences in relation to financial and legal issues. Please note: Talking Point is a place for peer support and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should consult...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 24-10-2011 11:54 AM
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    24-10-2011, 11:54 AM
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  1. lasting power of attorney queries

    I've received the lasting power of attorney forms and and just wondering if my husband can be my mother's signature witness? I'm trying to do them myself to try and save some money. That shouldn't be an issue I know but unfortunately it is. As I'm not local to my mother I would like to get the...

    Started by smailes‎, Today 09:01 AM
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    Today, 06:57 PM
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  2. CHC checklist query

    MIL had a checklist done to see if she was eligible for CHC. She received a letter to say she was only eligible for NHS Funding to continue. We asked for the checklist which they at first said they don't usually send out but they agreed to send it to MIL. Having just received it we find that 1)...

    Started by retiredcopper‎, Today 03:16 PM
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    Today, 05:46 PM
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  3. Sorting new next of kin?

    Like most couples we are each others next of kin. Now Tom no longer has capacity I need some one to act on my behalf, I'm sure one or both of my brothers will. The problem I have is if I was not able to act as Tom's next of kin, would it have to be his daughter? He has a son but no one knows...

    Started by nellbelles‎, Today 12:57 PM
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    Today, 02:03 PM
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  4. Top Ups - Please help

    I know I have read so many posts about top ups but today it has affected me so I need some fresh advice and I'd really appreciate your help. Mum has agreed to respite care on discharge from hospital. The REACT team have said she will need to pay top up fees, I spoke to them directly, so I know...

    Started by Noorza‎, Today 12:51 AM
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    Today, 08:44 AM
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  5. Attendence Allowance................. MIL has Alzhiemers and BIL lives with her

    Can you please help me with this matter. My MIL has Alzhiemers and get an Attendence Allowence. But my BIL has been cashing this amount each month and putting it in his pocket. We have told him this is mums money NOT his and it is to be used for things for her well being. Now my husband has been...

    Started by lilacben‎, 14-07-2014 07:08 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
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  6. Mum refused NHS continued healthcare at assessment - help please

    Im so so so angry. Mum was granted NHS continued healthcare last year. Her alzheimers was pretty bad and she had a variety of other health needs. At the one year review (which I was assured would be a formality) the health professional actually told me he recommended a continuance as mums...

    Started by Farmergirl‎, 19-07-2014 10:26 AM
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  7. Why do the LA Social Services even bother to participate in "Joint" Decision Panels?

    ...when the NHS CCG makes the decision and the LA do what they're told, even if in breech of the national framework. Almost a year ago, a Local Authority SS representative, as one member of a two person Joint Decision Panel (the other being CCG) said this about my mother: "Mrs **** is within...

    Started by Cornishman‎, 23-07-2014 01:33 PM
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
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  8. Deprivation of assets

    I know this has been covered many times - and this is theoretical, and involves a lot of 'if's' but I'd like to ask peoples opinions. I'll try to keep it simple! MIL (80) is selling her house and moving to rented sheltered accommodation. She has a healthy pension income from my late FIL. She...

    Started by kingmidas1962‎, 09-07-2014 12:23 PM
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    23-07-2014, 09:57 PM
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  9. Is AA still paid when upper limit is reached?

    I have sold my mum's house and after payment of her equity release fee and her deferred payment scheme with our L.A, I find mum's savings to be just under the upper limit of 23,250. Can anyone tell me does she now lose all of her AA? I have just learned of her new weekly contribution to the care...

    Started by wazzer‎, 23-07-2014 03:37 PM
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    23-07-2014, 03:44 PM
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  10. Funding of respite care for those above income limits

    Dad's been caring for Mum since 2007 with no break (apart from family help). I imagine because they're self-funding there'd be no SS contribution towards a week's respite care for Mum? Would be grateful for your advice on this. The respite idea was apparently suggested by Mum's...

    Started by AlsoConfused‎, 22-07-2014 10:51 PM
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    23-07-2014, 03:00 PM
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  11. Question Urgent: Care Home Want To Kick Her Out!

    I'm new so I hope that this is the right place to ask this question. My grandmother-in-law has a combination of Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. For the past 18 months or so, she has been in a residential care home that describes itself as specialising in dementia care. (She is paying for her...

    Started by Pneumothorax‎, 17-07-2014 08:25 PM
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    23-07-2014, 12:29 PM
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  12. Sense of Social Worker

    I went with somebody yesterday as her mother was being assessed for CHC funding and a letter has come through today saying she has got it and a review will be done in 12 months. The social worker was in the home with other people and we met her going out. She told the daughter to sell their...

    Started by WILLIAMR‎, 19-07-2014 10:35 AM
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    22-07-2014, 11:59 AM
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  13. Angry Are charities targeting people with Alzheimer's for donations via call centres?

    When I was reviewing my Dad's finances prior to employing a live in carer I noticed quite a few direct debits to charities. He was not able to use the internet and I didn't know how he had set these up until I saw a letter thanking him for increasing his direct debit to a well known charity. I...

    Started by Emma F‎, 21-07-2014 06:09 PM
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    22-07-2014, 11:20 AM
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  14. Opinions wanted on an Investment idea

    Hello everyone. I live in France, my mother who suffers from dementia in England. I am looking at creating something called a "Société civile immobilière familiale" which roughly translated would mean a "non-trading family real estate company". What I would be looking to do is to buy a rented...

    Started by dfx‎, 29-05-2014 11:48 AM
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    22-07-2014, 08:33 AM
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  15. Mum's Debts

    Hi All, My mum has recently had to move into a nursing home and i,ve started contacting all the utilities companys ect to advise them of her move, Whist sorting through all her paperwork I noticed she has a few unpaid invoices from her local council for her meals on wheels from when she was at her...

    Started by sydavis‎, 17-07-2014 01:49 PM
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    21-07-2014, 08:13 PM
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  16. Benefits and payments .... Totally confused?????

    Hi, I care for my Dad and he has recently had a load of financial assessments done by the DWP. He was in receipt of carers allowance from when my sister used to care for him but since I started caring for him, his social worker has gone through the whole process again and I have had a mountain of...

    Started by Steve1310‎, 21-07-2014 01:42 PM
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    21-07-2014, 07:18 PM
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  17. Abuse

    Hypothetically, what should a relative do if they find themselves in this situation: Dad is in the advanced stages of dementia living in a DE ward, he gets angry as he mistakes help as a threat. Two care workers do the following in a room alone with him: - make fun of his genitals -...

    Started by redsquirrel‎, 09-07-2014 10:23 PM
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  18. Unhappy I feel under pressure from the Council!

    I am currently in the process of applying to the COP for my Aunt. It is taking a long time, as the forms were difficult to get to grips with, and my Aunt's GP was slow in returning one of the forms. The matter has been registered with the COP now, and I now need to notify other members of the...

    Started by Kate_S‎, 19-07-2014 08:45 AM
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    20-07-2014, 08:24 PM
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  19. Prioritising Dads debts

    After promising the 12 weeks disregard with respect of Dads care home fees, the Local Authority reneged on that. I now have the County Council chasing me for Care Home Fees, the DWP chasing for overpaid AA, Dad paid for my Mums funeral on his Credit Card, that still has to be paid off and he has...

    Started by Not so Rosy‎, 17-07-2014 10:49 PM
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    19-07-2014, 06:35 AM
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  20. Legal and financial issues

    My father has Alzheimers and owns his house and has some money. He may have to go into care. At present my sister is looking after him. Can the NHS sell his house and take his money without him knowing. How do they go about it. ? Also if they do and say 2 or 3 months down the line in a care home...

    Started by ianwolfmansquir‎, 18-07-2014 03:32 PM
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    18-07-2014, 04:20 PM
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  21. Care Home Fees Breakdown

    My Father is 80 years old and he has Alzheimers in the moderate to early late stage. He moved from a Private Elderly Nursing Care Home to a Private EMI Nursing Care Home last November 2013. The fees have therefore gone up substantially I have been trying to get a breakdown of the Care Home...

    Started by aeon456‎, 14-07-2014 01:49 PM
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    16-07-2014, 04:20 PM
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  22. Trusts

    If a person with full mental capacity puts his house and savings into a trust, does this protect them from having to be used to pay his potential care home fees in the future? Sorry if this has been asked before.

    Started by CollegeGirl‎, 14-07-2014 01:44 PM
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  23. Self certified copies of LPA

    Hi, I wonder if someone can help me please. I have registered copies of LPAs for Property and Finance and Health and Welfare. I have taken advice from TP and as my husband still has mental capacity, I have photocopied the Property and Finance LPA 3 times and I am about to write the...

    Started by JigJog‎, 16-07-2014 12:04 PM
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    16-07-2014, 12:25 PM
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  24. Attendance allowance higher rate

    A very quick question.... Mum has lower rate AA, it seems that this was because at the time she only needed assistance during the day. However we have now had a scary situation where she was found on the bathroom floor by the morning carer and we think she fell when she got up in the night to go...

    Started by Pickles53‎, 15-07-2014 06:34 AM
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    16-07-2014, 07:51 AM
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  25. Court of protection advice

    Hi My mother is in a Nursing home now with mid stage Vascular dementia. My sister and I do not have LPA or EPA and I am going to apply to become a court appointed deputy. I am unsure as to how to fill in sections 5.1 - 5.3 on the COP1 forms I need to be able to make decisions regarding...

    Started by rubyrosie‎, 15-07-2014 02:44 PM
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    16-07-2014, 06:19 AM
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