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    Aw thanks Fizzie and Lin. It's a hell of a virus.

    Aw thanks Fizzie and Lin. It's a hell of a virus.
  2. Thread: My dear wife.

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    So very sorry Gringo,thinking of you both.

    So very sorry Gringo,thinking of you both.
  3. I'm so sorry,your poor mum,and you having to go...

    I'm so sorry,your poor mum,and you having to go through this.

    My mum had £23,000 stolen from her account by bank staff. One of them befriended my mum,bought her birthday presents,took her for...
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    I normally have a flu jab every year because I...

    I normally have a flu jab every year because I have COPD and have had part of my lung removed. Last year I reacted badly to it and was hospitalised. Because the medics didn't know why,I was advised...
  5. Thread: Need some advice

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    There are a lot of similarities to my mum 2jays....

    There are a lot of similarities to my mum 2jays.

    Mum was having regular falls,I had a meeting with the home manager and mum's SW. I wanted mum to have 1-1,the SW said no,I said I would pay. It was...
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    When my dad died I grieved 'normally',as I call...

    When my dad died I grieved 'normally',as I call it. The grief with mum was totally different,I battled against it for many years,looking back it was because of what others expected of me,and it was...
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    Because they can I guess. He wrote a couple of...

    Because they can I guess.

    He wrote a couple of lines to state mum had no capacity and billed me for £130,I never did pay it!
  8. Thread: Starving...

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    Bless you Anne,you must be exhausted.:( I hope...

    Bless you Anne,you must be exhausted.:(

    I hope this is a phase that doesn't last too long.xx
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    As it states in the article,it's nothing new. ...

    As it states in the article,it's nothing new.

    Going back 6 years ago,on a visit to mum in her care home,I found her very unwell,and i could see she had conjunctivitis. A carer phoned the GP,he...
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    I feel for you so much,the time between losing my...

    I feel for you so much,the time between losing my mum and her funeral was so hard for me,I remember it like yesterday,and it was over 5 years ago. I hope your dear mum get's the send off she...
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    When my mum was in a care home,the clothing issue...

    When my mum was in a care home,the clothing issue drove me nuts. Because mum lost weight rapidly,the manager was asking me weekly to get mum new clothes to fit. Mum loved M&S and BHS clothing,so I...
  12. Thread: Starving...

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    I wasn't surprised the bad bits were cut Anne,and...

    I wasn't surprised the bad bits were cut Anne,and it's a hard one to show how bad things can be for some people with dementia,for the sufferer to watch. But I've noticed lately TV ads for other...
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    I don't know if you watch Emmerdale,Ashley has...

    I don't know if you watch Emmerdale,Ashley has Vascular dementia and so far I have been quite impressed with the storyline. I know a few people that have remarked 'i thought it was just something you...
  14. Thread: Starving...

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    Its not in the media because no one wants to...

    Its not in the media because no one wants to know. My post is only a tiny part of how bad things were,mum told nurse's in hospital that I hit her on a regular basis,so I couldn't visit. It broke my...
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    I must admit it was one of the hardest parts of...

    I must admit it was one of the hardest parts of mum's dementia,she was so believable. The day we cleared mums flat,curtains' were twitching for hours,they thought I was the daughter from hell.
    I had...
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    So sorry to read about your OH Anne. I made lunch...

    So sorry to read about your OH Anne. I made lunch for my mum,a roast later and snacks in between,then took her home.
    Mum lived in sheltered housing,the next day,the other residents didn't answer me...
  17. Thread: TVs in NHs

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    When I complained to the manager,she said it...

    When I complained to the manager,she said it helped the carers through their day to have the TV on! She also said it made it more like the residents homes,well apart from 2 younger residents that...
  18. Thread: My mum is gone

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    I have often wondered how you are,and how your...

    I have often wondered how you are,and how your mum was. I am so very sorry to read of the loss of your mum,it has been a long painful journey for all of you.

    It is normal to feel adrift,take a day...
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    The TV's in my mum's home were for the benefit of...

    The TV's in my mum's home were for the benefit of the carers,not the residents. Because I spent a lot of time in the home,I used to turn it off,the carers didn't like me much.
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    I hope you get something from the GP to help you...

    I hope you get something from the GP to help you sleep. Insomnia is my biggest problem,I haven't slept for over a week,I am exhausted,tearful,have the worst flu I have ever had,so I'm not strong,I am...
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    I've only just seen this thread,after reading...

    I've only just seen this thread,after reading about the loss of your dear mum.

    I hope your fears will be unfounded. Caring for my mum had an extreme effect on my physical and mental health. My...
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    So pleased Brady is ok,love the pup.:)

    So pleased Brady is ok,love the pup.:)
  23. Thread: Mum has gone.

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    So very sorry to read of the loss of your mum....

    So very sorry to read of the loss of your mum. Its so hard losing your mum,take a day at a time and look after yourself as best as you can. Thinking of you.x
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    We have a lovely park nearby,but I get upset by...

    We have a lovely park nearby,but I get upset by dog owners. A couple were walking their dog,he chased a young squirrel and managed to catch it. The squirrel was squealing,the dog owners thought it...
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    Poor Brady,I'm sorry Saffie,I hope he'll be ok.x

    Poor Brady,I'm sorry Saffie,I hope he'll be ok.x
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