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    The next time she mentions it, I would ask her to...

    The next time she mentions it, I would ask her to set up her own account as well as the joint account. Maybe you can be joint on it, if she needs someone to keep an eye on her spending etc. That way...
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    we talked so much the cake 'evaporated' (as we...

    we talked so much the cake 'evaporated' (as we say in this house when something gets drunk or eaten). Sorry Sylvia xx
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    ..I also have Raynaud's syndrome. I wear socks in...

    ..I also have Raynaud's syndrome. I wear socks in bed almost all year round. My hands and feet go grey regularly. They really do look dead sometimes.
  4. Thread: A big thank you

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    Great news. It isn't just the Alzheimer's Society...

    Great news. It isn't just the Alzheimer's Society running memory cafes, they are springing up all over the place run by other charities and local authorities now.
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    if you've not seen the factsheets please read...

    if you've not seen the factsheets please read them before the meeting:

    Paying for care
    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=2710

    Benefit rates ...
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    All councils set their ceiling impossibly low in...

    All councils set their ceiling impossibly low in public. The fact is that there isn't a nursing home near me for less than 750 but the LA's advertised rate is about 440! They funded the 750...
  7. It is worth mentioning. To diagnose FTD they...

    It is worth mentioning. To diagnose FTD they would probably have to do more tests though. Seeing as you have read up on FTD, you probably have some idea what the differences are and how to react to...
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    I do think the emergency pendant would be a good...

    I do think the emergency pendant would be a good idea, as you don't yet know what caused you to be so ill. It would probably reassure your lovely daughters too.

    Wishing there was something we...
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    I'm sorry to read about your dvt. I hope that it...

    I'm sorry to read about your dvt. I hope that it soon settles down and causes you no further problems. Hugs to you xx
  10. Thread: Is ths true?

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    The Alzheimer's Society does not say that in any...

    The Alzheimer's Society does not say that in any of their literature. One of the glaring things is the use of the word sufferer. It is made clear that sufferer is not the right word to describe...
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    Mum broke some ribs but the pain and the result...

    Mum broke some ribs but the pain and the result was like she'd broken her hip. She was moved to a community hospital for 3 months but she didn't recover her mobility there despite having physio....
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    It is not easy to tell the different types of...

    It is not easy to tell the different types of dementia. Often the only way to confirm the type is after death if a post mortem is carried out.

    The diagnosis is usually made by scans and...
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    Yes I had asked for the Nursing home not to send...

    Yes I had asked for the Nursing home not to send mum to hospital. This was because the last time she was left in A&E for over ten hours in a soiled pad. I don't think they knew what to do with her...
  14. Thread: Hospitals

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    Pleased that your wife is recovering. It does hit...

    Pleased that your wife is recovering. It does hit you later, doesn't it? Take care x
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's...

    I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. x
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    I echo what everyone has said. Feel free to post,...

    I echo what everyone has said. Feel free to post, you are speaking not only for yourself but also for others who aren't able to put these difficult thoughts and feelings into words.

    I was thinking...
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    hope it gets easier and clearer every day, Saffie...

    hope it gets easier and clearer every day, Saffie xx
  18. Thread: My new status

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    if it all seems very big, try something small...

    if it all seems very big, try something small first. A day or a weekend before September...something little could lead to some wonderful trips :)
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    Just popping in to catch up and wish you well for...

    Just popping in to catch up and wish you well for your op tomorrow, Saffie. I'm not posting so much at the mo but I do pop in and see how people are doing. xx
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    I thought I would say watching both my parents...

    I thought I would say watching both my parents die.

    But other than "everything" I think I would single out the following things as being particularly challenging for me personally
    - trying to...
  21. really interesting question. Yes I think it would...

    really interesting question. Yes I think it would matter what kind of memories were being recalled and what part of that person's lives was paramount. For most people it is the teenage years that are...
  22. It's a standard letter. I got one the other day...

    It's a standard letter. I got one the other day and was a little embarrassed because I hadn't thought to let them know that mum had died.

    I'm sorry it was distressing though. I think they do have...
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    my condolences to you.

    my condolences to you.
  24. Thread: Simon Mayo

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    yes, I found myself with wet-eye whilst listening...

    yes, I found myself with wet-eye whilst listening to it tonight. I love the confessions, but this one wasn't really a confession was it?

    I am glad the young chap made that old lady very happy by...
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    You could not get a bed in the lift at mum's...

    You could not get a bed in the lift at mum's nursing home either, but it did fit a wheelchair. She was bed-bound but they got her up to her room in this wheelchair and then she was stuck up there in...
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