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  1. From what I have read in the following:- ...

    From what I have read in the following:-

    http://www.ageuk.org.uk/Documents/EN-GB/Factsheets/FS78_Safeguarding_older_people_from_abuse_fcs.pdf?epslanguage=en-GB?dtrk=true

    the local authority...
  2. Thank you for explaining further. So when the...

    Thank you for explaining further. So when the doctor your sister took your mother to see had to fill in how long he'd known your mother he probably couldn't state a long period? Also, did he give a...
  3. My thought is that you really need a solicitor on...

    My thought is that you really need a solicitor on your side. It could be that, if the court decides in your favour, any costs will be assessed to be paid from your mother's estate. I too had to...
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    Very pleased to hear of the turnaround. Thank...

    Very pleased to hear of the turnaround. Thank you for coming online to post an update amidst it all. It is so strange that one minute you are in despair and things seem hopeless, the next things...
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    So sorry to hear this news. I imagine your...

    So sorry to hear this news. I imagine your husband has been put on a drip to feed him while he is having this difficulty and it is something he may with time get over. Everyone on here speaks of...
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    I would have thought appointeeship was sufficient...

    I would have thought appointeeship was sufficient for you to act on your mother's behalf. There hasn't been a previous succession from your father to your mother, has there? As Diane says, there is...
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    I can understand your frustration and problems...

    I can understand your frustration and problems you are having. I just wondered if the delay is caused by the council having an issue with your Mum not having capacity to make decisions and therefore...
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    The only thing that seems to work for my mother...

    The only thing that seems to work for my mother is to give her Movicol mixed with apple juice (she doesn't like the taste of the Movicol) once a day. If necessary, it can be given two or three times...
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    Sarafina, I look after my mother who is 90, at...

    Sarafina, I look after my mother who is 90, at home with Alzheimer's and has been bedbound for 18 months so I can empathise with you. I can imagine how you feel after years of caring when suddenly...
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    Sorry to hear you're feeling so bad. You...

    Sorry to hear you're feeling so bad. You mentioned at Christmas time that your GP had taken you off your anti-depressants and put you on sleeping tablets. Could the change of medication be anything...
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    I just wanted to say that I think, in your...

    I just wanted to say that I think, in your husband's case and others', it is a good thing that they sleep and rest their brains. It is worrying though that he is constantly anxious about the time...
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    Robin

    This is one of the things I have bought my Mum!

    http://www.daisydaisydirect.co.uk/softies-12mth-2yrs/robin-with-sound.html
  13. Thread: deceased debts

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    Even though my mother was LA funded, when she...

    Even though my mother was LA funded, when she went into respite, she had to contribute most of her state pension each week she was in care. She was left with a small occupational pension. I think...
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    I suppose it is true in my case that my mother...

    I suppose it is true in my case that my mother had to pay for her respite as the money came out of her state pension. Your father's pension that was paid while he was in respite should have been...
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    It occurs to me, though, that if your father only...

    It occurs to me, though, that if your father only had his state pension, why was he contributing towards respite costs? The SS would have paid for his stay, I would assume. You need to ring the...
  16. Thread: deceased debts

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    I am not sure if you are liable for what is your...

    I am not sure if you are liable for what is your father's debt. Can you get legal advice from the Citizen's Advice Bureau? Just looked up their website. It looks, as Jenniferpa says, that you are...
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    My Mum was in a wheelchair and she had a...

    My Mum was in a wheelchair and she had a pensioner's bus pass. I was added to it as a companion so also travelled free. You could enquire at your council whether your Mum could have a companion...
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    My Mum is at home, also on a pressure mattress. ...

    My Mum is at home, also on a pressure mattress. There are two levels - at first she had a Barios, now she is on the best one, a Piezo. She has had a sacral (bottom of the spine) pressure sore for...
  19. Thread: Advice Please

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    Carer's Allowance would have been stopped while...

    Carer's Allowance would have been stopped while your Mum was in hospital. You can claim it again if she comes home. Also, she should get Attendance Allowance at the higher rate.

    I have sent you...
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    I am glad that you qualified your statement to...

    I am glad that you qualified your statement to say that anti-depressants may not be the answer for "mild or moderate" depression. For those of us with major depression and no outside cause,...
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    I don't know if it is just in my area, but via...

    I don't know if it is just in my area, but via the district nurses we have been put in touch with a MacMillan nurse who is visiting and offering palliative care treatment. She works from the local...
  22. I think what the Social worker means,...

    I think what the Social worker means, yorkshirerosie, is that your mother would have to sell her home to fund moving into the Belong Village. When that money ran out, she would have to be funded by...
  23. Thread: Self centredness

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    The reason I don't think you can call people with...

    The reason I don't think you can call people with dementia selfish, regardless of whether they could be called such before their illness, is because the definition of the word is:-

    "lacking...
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    I have been spoon feeding my mother for a long...

    I have been spoon feeding my mother for a long time - she has been bedbound for over a year and for more than 6 months she has not been able to feed herself. She has days when she won't eat anything...
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    I found "DNR", and "do not resuscitate" did not...

    I found "DNR", and "do not resuscitate" did not work but just typing in "resuscitate" brought up several threads.
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