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    Looking through magazines or pictures together......

    Looking through magazines or pictures together... potting small plants or other such gardening like planting seeds...painting things (we painted some beach pebbles the other day and it worked really...
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    sending you a big hug, Bastan. xxx It would be...

    sending you a big hug, Bastan. xxx

    It would be lovely to see you at one of our gatherings if you do decide to come. But we understand if you don't.
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    We did this for my mum, little knowing that she...

    We did this for my mum, little knowing that she would have to go in emergency respite 3 weeks later. I'm glad we went to see what was available, it helped to prepare us.
  4. Had similar. Think we just have to accept that...

    Had similar. Think we just have to accept that most people will not willingly visit a care home unless they have to.

    When my mum first went into respite it was eye-opening. There was someone who...
  5. Thread: My day in court

    by Soobee
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    Thanks pied. Thank you for going to attend...

    Thanks pied.

    Thank you for going to attend this awful court case and thank you for reporting back to us. I am glad they have been found guilty of the important charges.

    It is horrendous that...
  6. very sad case - man was wrongly told he would lose his home for his mother's care

    so the poor man committed suicide. And after his death the council carried on putting pressure on another family member who had taken over the finances saying wrongly THEY would have to pay for care...
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    I also think you need a solicitor to help. I...

    I also think you need a solicitor to help.

    I think you have a case for not owing anything to anyone seeing as you've not signed anything.

    Please instruct a solicitor - it will potentially save...
  8. From looking at this site for several years I...

    From looking at this site for several years I would suggest that it is very very common to be ill once your caring role changes in this way (and when it ends as well)

    I believe that our bodies...
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    That really made me smile. Thanks Onlyme! I'm...

    That really made me smile. Thanks Onlyme!

    I'm another one who says don't worry too much about calories - it's not so important at that stage in life.
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    Please check out the factsheet about choosing...

    Please check out the factsheet about choosing care homes (see Alz Soc resources on the right hand side of your screen below the blue bar)
    ...
  11. Thread: recurring UTI

    by Soobee
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    UTIs can cause untold misery. Ask to see or speak...

    UTIs can cause untold misery. Ask to see or speak to the GP the care home use and say you would like your mum to be on antibiotics every day so that she is not so uncomfortable.

    I've been on...
  12. Thread: end of life

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    I am sorry Elaina. So many of us have been in...

    I am sorry Elaina. So many of us have been in this situation and it's an unbearable one.

    I wish your dad a comfortable peaceful death and I send you strength and hugs x
  13. Try not to have any conditions to it - there was...

    Try not to have any conditions to it - there was a section on my parents' LPAs which said things that caused us problems.

    * don't have words like only to be used if found mentally incapable (this...
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    Please accept my condolences - 56 years is a...

    Please accept my condolences - 56 years is a wonderful amount of time together and I hope it gives you comfort to remember them. x
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    Scarlett, I bet you'll enjoy these groups. You...

    Scarlett, I bet you'll enjoy these groups. You don't have to give a reason for joining, you just fancied trying them out. xx
  16. Have you looked at the ombudsman's website for...

    Have you looked at the ombudsman's website for this kind of thing? It must be quite common. Well done for taking it the LGO and winning, I've done the same but for other reasons.

    Small Claims...
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    Sticky: If you had the house as tenants in common then...

    If you had the house as tenants in common then you will not need to sell because it becomes yours. You will probably need to speak to a solicitor to clarify things.
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    I am so pleased for you that he has settled in...

    I am so pleased for you that he has settled in well.
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    It is sad news - my condolences to you.

    It is sad news - my condolences to you.
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    When my dad was looking after mum at home he used...

    When my dad was looking after mum at home he used to pop out for an hour or two after making sure she was ok, had drink and food and the telly on. She was immobile and he wouldn't leave her for long...
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    I hope you've had a lovely afternoon with your...

    I hope you've had a lovely afternoon with your friend. And well done on the win! x
  22. Thread: Medications

    by Soobee
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    It can be that the generic drugs react...

    It can be that the generic drugs react differently - especially for drugs interacting in the brain.

    My daughter read in Epilepsy Action years ago that people were having seizures because they...
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    thinking of you at this sad time and sending hugs...

    thinking of you at this sad time and sending hugs and strength x
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    To be honest I think it is all mental health...

    To be honest I think it is all mental health services, as my daughter is supposed to see the consultant neurologist for epilepsy every six months. But the last appointment was 9 months and this one...
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    Sending my condolences. x

    Sending my condolences. x
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