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    In our area we didn't have to pay for the...

    In our area we didn't have to pay for the (ungrammatically called) Re-Ablement Team!
  2. Thread: I am so depressed

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    I am afraid you may not be able to discuss your...

    I am afraid you may not be able to discuss your wife's diagnosis, if she gets one, with her. My mother was horrified to know she had Alzheimer's - I told her once - but then she forgot anyway. We...
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    Direct payments might be a good idea. In our...

    Direct payments might be a good idea. In our area there is an office, based with the local voluntary services, who will do the paperwork for you. As far as I know, there is no charge for this.
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  4. I thought the good proposal that was made is...

    I thought the good proposal that was made is that, everyone over 75 will have a doctor dedicated to their care, and more home visits will be made. Every time I speak to the surgery, the different...
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    It's 14 an hour I'm told, here in South Essex. I paid 120 a night for a waking overnight sitter - that was for 9 hours.
  6. It's not just because he's a man. Most men would...

    It's not just because he's a man. Most men would be aware that what they are doing puts a woman in a vulnerable situation, let alone one with dementia. They would opt to meet in a public place and...
  7. Has she picked up the rail ticket yet? Can you...

    Has she picked up the rail ticket yet? Can you somehow get hold of it, getting it away from her?

    I think the man sounds very suspicious (the three times married rings alarm bells and the fact...
  8. Thread: Those Big Chairs

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    Are the ITU chairs - intensive care seating -...

    Are the ITU chairs - intensive care seating - like the ones in the link Nitram posted, only available in nursing homes? I imagine they are very expensive but can they be used in a home setting? I...
  9. Thread: terrified

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    Yes, it would be a good idea to tell your GP and...

    Yes, it would be a good idea to tell your GP and get a referral to a neurologist. It is possible the symptoms are caused by his fall and it may well be there is some treatment he can have for the...
  10. Thread: Pain Management

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    My mother has been in a lot of pain with...

    My mother has been in a lot of pain with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis for 13 years. So fortunately (in a way) I knew about this before she had dementia. She had a Fentanyl patch started and was...
  11. I wouldn't have thought it would count as...

    I wouldn't have thought it would count as earnings. Private occupational pensions are disregarded anyway when awarding Carer's Allowance. If you were drawing down a lump sum it would then count as...
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    In our area, we don't get "physical" vouchers. I...

    In our area, we don't get "physical" vouchers. I just rang the organisation who provide the carers and they told me that a new allocation of hours started this month. At the moment, unless I find...
  13. Thank you, Padraig. My Mum is about 9 stone and...

    Thank you, Padraig. My Mum is about 9 stone and I have seen the difficulty that two carers have wielding the mobile hoist - you have to watch out for all sorts of things like that her head or legs...
  14. Nothing showed up on my Mum's scan but the doctor...

    Nothing showed up on my Mum's scan but the doctor said it was probably Alzheimer's. AD doesn't necessarily show up until it has advanced to a late stage.

    Has your Mum been seen by a specialist? ...
  15. My Mum is in a hospital bed, hoisted by two...

    My Mum is in a hospital bed, hoisted by two carers to the commode if necessary. She is in pads and they change her four times a day. The carers also wash Mum and change her night clothes. I am...
  16. Thread: Skin quality

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    Like Izzy's Bill, my Mum has Doublebase gel...

    Like Izzy's Bill, my Mum has Doublebase gel prescribed by the GP. She also has a barrier gel put on pressure areas called Proshield Plus. She has very thin, tissue-like skin.
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    It's not a question of good or bad or where you...

    It's not a question of good or bad or where you went out to, whether it was the pub or anywhere else - the important thing is your Mum's safety. Someone will have to be there to make sure she is...
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    Sorry to be truthful, worriedson, but it's...

    Sorry to be truthful, worriedson, but it's patently obvious you can't leave your Mum on her own if she wanders. Surely you can see that? If you go out, you must arrange for someone to sit with your...
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    I think you may have to face that your Mum might...

    I think you may have to face that your Mum might need to go into residential care as you can't look after her 24/7 (neither can anyone completely on their own). If you're worried about the house,...
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    Our district nurse liaison team can be reached at...

    Our district nurse liaison team can be reached at night and they will come out in an emergency. Could you try ringing them? Otherwise, could you bring a chair or armchair up to the bed and rest her...
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    I hope you find it useful, Steffie. It is quite...

    I hope you find it useful, Steffie. It is quite expensive but I had two others before that one which went wrong so this is the one I settled on after returning them. It has quite a good picture and...
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    Steffie, you mentioned video baby monitors. I...

    Steffie, you mentioned video baby monitors. I have one for my Mum - it is very good:-

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0057NDIG8/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    My Mum is bedbound...
  23. Was just interested to know if this is the S&J...

    Was just interested to know if this is the S&J border fork you bought, Saffie, as it claims to be lightweight. Be interested to know if you found it heavy.
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  24. Border Fork

    Saffie

    I saw this in a wild bird food catalogue I receive and thought of buying the border fork myself. It says it's for "ladies" and is in a sale.
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  25. Thread: "Playing up"?

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    It is a very sad situation for her, keep wanting...

    It is a very sad situation for her, keep wanting to go home. Can you try what others on here have done and said "we'll go tomorrow" as she will have forgotten about it by then? Some sort of...
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