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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
  5. 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...
  7. Thread: deceased debts

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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...
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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...
  11. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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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    My mother suffered a severe downturn when she...

    My mother suffered a severe downturn when she suddenly had a vertebral lumbar fracture. It happened suddenly but I think it may have been triggered by a fall earlier in the year. She couldn't stand...
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    Hallo blacknight, I am sorry you are having so...

    Hallo blacknight, I am sorry you are having so many problems. Our local hospital has a "falls clinic" where they assess you to see whether there is any particular reason why you have fallen down. ...
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    Sue, carers are supposed to be eligible for an...

    Sue, carers are supposed to be eligible for an exemption but they still require one person in a household to pay council tax, so the spouse gets a 25% reduction with the husband being exempt if there...
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    I bought a length of oilcloth from Cath Kidston...

    I bought a length of oilcloth from Cath Kidston in a sale. Very pretty!
  22. Thread: Still lost!

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    Sorry to hear about your neck and back. Pain can...

    Sorry to hear about your neck and back. Pain can be depressing in itself so it'll be good if you can get that sorted out. My Mum has suffered from chronic pain for 13 years and it had changed her...
  23. Thread: Still lost!

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    My Mum is bedbound and sleeps nearly all the...

    My Mum is bedbound and sleeps nearly all the time. I don't see the point of celebrating Christmas by putting up a tree, decorations, etc. as my heart isn't really in it and I'm not keen on all that...
  24. Thread: On the road alone

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    Saffie, don't want to worry you but could it be...

    Saffie, don't want to worry you but could it be the effects of the tramadol making you feel sick? They had an awful effect on my Mum. Admittedly she took them for about a year before she started to...
  25. I feel so sorry for you and your Mum. The...

    I feel so sorry for you and your Mum. The patches come in different strengths. Your mother needs a palliative care nurse (we have a MacMillan one in the community - Mum is at home) - they are...
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