Search:

Type: Posts; User: nita

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.14 seconds.

  1. Replies
    6
    Views
    145

    From what you say, it must be getting too hard...

    From what you say, it must be getting too hard for your mother to cope with looking after your severely disabled father. What about trying the route of getting support for him by ringing Social...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    157

    It's wonderful that you're giving your sister so...

    It's wonderful that you're giving your sister so many lovely experiences and that she is still able to get a lot of enjoyment from them. It's all we can do really, all of us, to live in the moment.
  3. Thread: Dementia & Cancer

    by nita
    Replies
    3
    Views
    158

    By the way, Macmillan nurses deal with other...

    By the way, Macmillan nurses deal with other terminal illnesses and AD is classed as one. My mother has Alzheimer's and I have just been put in touch with a palliative care nurse who is monitoring...
  4. Thread: New here

    by nita
    Replies
    10
    Views
    347

    Hello mac46, sorry to hear of your worries. You...

    Hello mac46, sorry to hear of your worries. You can get deputyship under the Court of Protection when a person has lost capacity. It's what I did for my mother. Following advice and support from...
  5. Replies
    54
    Views
    1,666

    Our financial assessment included a deduction for...

    Our financial assessment included a deduction for laundry costs which, in our case, are considerable!
  6. Replies
    8
    Views
    265

    I just wondered if either of your husbands take...

    I just wondered if either of your husbands take Aricept? This caused my mother to have severe headaches so the doctor thought it best to stop it.
  7. This is from the HSBC dated 2012. If you scroll...

    This is from the HSBC dated 2012. If you scroll down to the table "Managing Third Party Access" you will see that signing a mortgage loan agreement is permitted by a person holding Power of...
  8. Replies
    10
    Views
    347

    Regarding savings with reference to home care...

    Regarding savings with reference to home care payments, the Alzheimer's Society factsheet says:-

    Payment of home care and care home fees

    Upper savings threshold in England (above which the...
  9. Like Tina T says, could you try taking her out,...

    Like Tina T says, could you try taking her out, getting her involved in things or is she still apathetic and withdrawn when out? I wondered if you could introduce her to a day clinic, telling her it...
  10. Replies
    14
    Views
    376

    Lovely to see your Dad having a nice time - and...

    Lovely to see your Dad having a nice time - and so at ease with the birds around him, it must have allayed all your fears. You'll have to take him again!
  11. Replies
    14
    Views
    376

    Just out of interest, at the aviary do they allow...

    Just out of interest, at the aviary do they allow you in with the birds or is it behind wire netting? Or does a keeper come out and allow you to interact with one bird? If they are not likely to be...
  12. Yes, a PoA can be done for a person with early...

    Yes, a PoA can be done for a person with early dementia. I posted on this myself and got many helpful replies. The person may still have capacity to make this type of decision and therefore they...
  13. Thread: Benefits

    by nita
    Replies
    28
    Views
    751

    I have a feeling that, even if you have done...

    I have a feeling that, even if you have done everything necessary to inform them of changes, they can still claw back moneys paid in error if they realise their mistake at a later date. Not what...
  14. Thread: Benefits

    by nita
    Replies
    28
    Views
    751

    I told them over and over again that Mum had...

    I told them over and over again that Mum had received too much AA as it is stopped after 28 days in respite/hospital. When they finally sorted it out, I think they adjusted it by stopping it for so...
  15. Thread: Benefits

    by nita
    Replies
    28
    Views
    751

    Not wanting to unnecessarily complicate things...

    Not wanting to unnecessarily complicate things for you, Mun, but I rang each of the different agencies separately - if you look at the letters your Dad got from the State Pension and the Attendance...
  16. Replies
    19
    Views
    813

    They can give her antibiotics in liquid form. ...

    They can give her antibiotics in liquid form. Three days seems a bit short for a course - they're usually five - seven days.
  17. Thread: awkward brother

    by nita
    Replies
    6
    Views
    692

    I just wondered if your brother has any health...

    I just wondered if your brother has any health problems, especially mental ones? This may be the reason why he is staying with your mother. It is not a cushy life if you do have problems like that...
  18. Thread: confused

    by nita
    Replies
    5
    Views
    302

    I have the same problem with my Mum. She can...

    I have the same problem with my Mum. She can sleep up to 6 hours or more at a time in the day and it is impossible to rouse her. What I do is give her as much to drink as I can when she is awake. ...
  19. Replies
    16
    Views
    591

    I agree with the other posters that you should...

    I agree with the other posters that you should get a doctor to come and examine him to see if he has a blockage. He will then be able to prescribe the correct medication.

    I don't think you should...
  20. Replies
    12
    Views
    366

    So nice to see you back, Margaret - I was...

    So nice to see you back, Margaret - I was thinking about you the other day - but sorry for the circumstances that have brought you back. I can imagine how you feel - each setback gives you a shock...
  21. Hallo Cate, I'm sorry to hear about your mother...

    Hallo Cate, I'm sorry to hear about your mother and also that she is young to be going through this. I am surprised that the nursing team haven't called in the SALT team (speech and language...
  22. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,284

    Funny I should just write this as, yesterday, I...

    Funny I should just write this as, yesterday, I was rung by my surgery to invite me for a health check up. I said, "Is it because of my age (I'm 61)?" and they said, "Yes, it's for people between 60...
  23. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,072

    Hallo, Lynne - I thought your post was very...

    Hallo, Lynne - I thought your post was very touching and it described very well what carers of AD sufferers all go through.

    I am not in the same situation as it is my elderly mother I care for and...
  24. Your father should still be getting Attendance...

    Your father should still be getting Attendance Allowance with the higher rate applied if he needs help at night. I live with my mother and she still receives this. I think, because I get Carer's...
  25. Replies
    19
    Views
    759

    This is from the point of view of a person who...

    This is from the point of view of a person who has kept their mother at home with limited mobility.

    She had a lumbar vertebral fracture in November, 2011. After trying to cope with her for a week...
Results 1 to 25 of 115
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4