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  1. I don't have a partner. I may qualify for a...

    I don't have a partner. I may qualify for a small amount of income-based JSA as I get a small occupational pension and I think they'd take that into account. I just wondered if anyone knew for...
  2. Carer's Allowance - NI Credits - do they entitle you to JSA?

    My Mum is in the late stages of Alzheimer's and I currently get Carer's Allowance. Just thinking ahead to the dreaded day when she goes, has anyone had experience of applying for Jobseeker's...
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    If they were to go back to the house with a carer...

    If they were to go back to the house with a carer package, would your father be able to sleep downstairs, thus not needing to use the stairs? The equipment service (which isn't means tested) would...
  4. I thought I'd reply as you haven't had an answer...

    I thought I'd reply as you haven't had an answer yet. It is quite common for someone with Alzheimer's to sleep a lot as their brain isn't functioning properly and can't cope with everyday life. ...
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    My Mum was in hospital when she had to have a...

    My Mum was in hospital when she had to have a scan of her lower back. They gave her a muscle relaxant beforehand - I think it was Valium/diazepam - and she just slept through it. If your Mum is...
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    Let the community physios come and they will know...

    Let the community physios come and they will know whether to refer her to an OT. Actually, I have a feeling that in some parts of the country, physios do the same sort of job as OTs. My uncle who...
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    We had an Occupational therapist come to see Mum....

    We had an Occupational therapist come to see Mum. She tried different standing aids and equipment with her (riser/recliner chair, rotunda, standing hoist) and came back several times as the...
  8. Sorry, Lena. Just seen your post belatedly! ...

    Sorry, Lena. Just seen your post belatedly! Have re-sent the message. Let me know if you get it OK. Go to Notifications at the top of the page and look in your inbox.
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    I think that loss of mobility occurs in the later...

    I think that loss of mobility occurs in the later stages of Alzheimer's. It is probably compounded, if the person is old, by other problems like arthritis. I too have been searching for the cause...
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    Yes, Jay. I can't easily cut and paste from...

    Yes, Jay. I can't easily cut and paste from Jennifer's attachment but it says "a property which continues to be occupied by a spouse....but the spouse decides to move to smaller accommodation" etc....
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    I stand corrected, Jay. I also note what...

    I stand corrected, Jay. I also note what Jennifer says about CRAG rules. However, I wonder if the point I made above re. main residence comes into play?
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    I wonder if the spouse of the party in the...

    I wonder if the spouse of the party in the nursing home has to be actually resident in the property at the time of their going into the home. Does the property have to be disregarded first before...
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    I don't think this is correct, Jay, as the person...

    I don't think this is correct, Jay, as the person would be deemed not to have capacity to do this and it would be regarded as deprivation of assets.
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    I'm not an expert on these things but from...

    I'm not an expert on these things but from reading posts on here I have gleaned some idea of what happens in these cases. I would advise you not to sell, unless you want to liquidate the asset and...
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    Hope you don't mind me saying this but you have...

    Hope you don't mind me saying this but you have said in the past you have health problems. My brother, who gets ESA and DLA gets a free bus pass from our council. Could you be entitled? Just a...
  16. Lena I sent you a private message a couple of...

    Lena I sent you a private message a couple of days ago to tell you about my own situation. Have you been able to access it?
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    Can I just point out how painful it can be for...

    Can I just point out how painful it can be for elderly dementia patients to lie around on gurneys/hospital trolleys for hours? Last time my Mum had to go to A&E, she had to wait over an hour in a...
  18. Have a look at the Checklist and Decision Support...

    Have a look at the Checklist and Decision Support Tool which are used in the assessment (the checklist first - if he gets a certain number of As or Bs this will trigger a full assessment). The...
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    My mother too has severe osteoarthritis and AD. ...

    My mother too has severe osteoarthritis and AD. She had had two knee replacement operations but they didn't really get her walking properly again. She had the first at 82, the second at 84. She...
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    Hallo, wimbledon7, sorry you're in this sad...

    Hallo, wimbledon7, sorry you're in this sad situation. My Mum has Alzheimer's and is much the same - sleeping practically the whole time and eating and drinking very little. I try to give her as...
  21. Thread: Mom and I

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    It sounds as if the same carer looks after both...

    It sounds as if the same carer looks after both of you? Would your budget stretch to having 2 carers so that the one you prefer is with you whilst another carer is seeing to your Mum? Or perhaps...
  22. My Mum has just been awarded CHC funding and...

    My Mum has just been awarded CHC funding and lives at home with me. However, it doesn't provide 24 hour nursing care. We have 2 carers visiting 4 times a day. Mum is bedbound and has pain control...
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    Or as you've got red hair, how about being Lulu?

    Or as you've got red hair, how about being Lulu?
  24. I had a search online too and it seems some...

    I had a search online too and it seems some people are waiting 16 months for their claim to be processed! I think you are right to get onto your sister's MP and I agree with Benrese that you should...
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    If she gets CHC funding she will be regarded as...

    If she gets CHC funding she will be regarded as having a primary health care need and all her care will be paid for by the NHS. There is no financial assessment. When the Local Authority provides...
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