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    Hi I just saw another thread about an article in...

    Hi I just saw another thread about an article in the telegraph of someone who got there care home fees reduced through an agent called "valuing care" who charge a fee for their services, I did google...
  2. Hi, I think you should get some professional...

    Hi, I think you should get some professional legal advice.
    Part of me thinks you should rent it out as someone has to pay for your step mums care and you would not be moving into the bungalow is she...
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    Hi Spamar, If the financial advisor told you...

    Hi Spamar,
    If the financial advisor told you that your bonds will be disregarded when your OH
    goes into a care home then they are also disregared by the LA and the DWP, the same rules apply. For...
  4. Hi SueShell. Do I like my mum? She has some good...

    Hi SueShell.
    Do I like my mum? She has some good points but she wasn't the best mum by a long long way.
    Do I care? Yes, can't help it can we.
    Could I live next door to mum? No way.

    I live 200...
  5. Hi, it's very common. If it was my mum I would...

    Hi, it's very common. If it was my mum I would try different replies to her questions to find out if one was easier for her than another. For example if I had told her that mrs x died last year...
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    Hi, when my mum gets fixated on a topic I try to...

    Hi, when my mum gets fixated on a topic I try to get to the root cause. What does she want the money for.
    I tell her there is plenty in the bank, the bank has never refused to give her money and...
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    Hi, I only just saw your post. My mum has an...

    Hi, I only just saw your post.
    My mum has an investment bond linked to life assurance and it has been disregarded, so she can now claim pension credits and direct payments. As I understand if we...
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    Moving people to new homes who have memory...

    Moving people to new homes who have memory problems is fraught with difficulties, as is spending another persons money.
    Your wife is accountable for all her mums money and so in my opinion it would...
  9. Hi sarah. I don't know anything about Malware. ...

    Hi sarah. I don't know anything about Malware.
    But I think most people use ipads because they don't get any viruses. I don't get on well with ipad but i have to put up with all the bugs untill...
  10. Hi, I also "tried" to voluteer as a befriender...

    Hi, I also "tried" to voluteer as a befriender for the AS. I discovered it is so wrapped up in health and safety that it makes it almost impossible to do anything or be of any real use. Also the...
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    Hi I've only just come accross your thread. I...

    Hi
    I've only just come accross your thread. I have been in similar situation, I told mum that it was law to spend her AA on home help and we got some very good, persuasive, dementia specialists to...
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    Hi it's good to have an update, so often here i...

    Hi it's good to have an update, so often here i wonder how things turn out.
    It quite telling that yr brother has no evidence of money spent. I even have reciepts for everything, even stamps that I...
  13. Thread: New joiner

    by carpe diem
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    Hi Jess, it always makes me extra sad to hear of...

    Hi Jess, it always makes me extra sad to hear of someone diagnosed in their early 70's or younger.
    When my mum was first diagnosed the best thing we did was get power of attorney and read this...
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    Hi, I sympathise with this, how annoying if they...

    Hi, I sympathise with this, how annoying if they threw out good food.
    The care industry is so under valued and underpaid, I wouldn't want to do it.
    The agencies are clueless but I don't think...
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    Hi Burden How very difficult for you both to...

    Hi Burden
    How very difficult for you both to have this all at such a young age, I'm so sorry.
    I don't know much for sure about your housing situation, it sounds very complex, forgive me if I've...
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    Mum at the bank with a carer; Mum "Can I have...

    Mum at the bank with a carer;

    Mum "Can I have 200 please"
    Cashier " Yes, how would you like it?"
    Mum "In pennies please"
    Carer " Did you bring a wheel barrow?"

    All chuckled.

    PS Thank...
  17. Hi, I think caring is a very under valued and...

    Hi, I think caring is a very under valued and underpaid profession fraught with difficulties and they seem to be tied up under so much health and safety red tape it's no longer "caring".
    I get it...
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    Hi, I did it, it's not easy but worth it. I...

    Hi, I did it, it's not easy but worth it.
    I phoned the OPG lots and asked them every detail, they were really nice.
    I dated everything the same day as dates are important in a certain order. ...
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    Hi maysie, I have also lived with this on my mind...

    Hi maysie, I have also lived with this on my mind all my life. I agree with zeeb that you will have to fight hard to get a GP to take any notice and DNA testing is very slow and difficult to get....
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    Hi, has your mum had a financial assesment and...

    Hi, has your mum had a financial assesment and been given a budget to spend on her care? Or will she be self funding.
    My mum has direct payments from the LA and we can pay who ever we want as long...
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    Hi, I don't think anyone has the answer, it's a...

    Hi, I don't think anyone has the answer, it's a real dread that any one of us might have to face this.
    I'm afraid I would be very cynical of what anyone told me without evidence.
    I would aks the...
  22. Thread: Epa

    by carpe diem
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    I would think it would depend on whether or not...

    I would think it would depend on whether or not renting it out will cover the care home fees.
    Rental is not an option if it won't pay the fees but it would be a good option if there is other money...
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    Hi, I never use the term "journey" as it does not...

    Hi, I never use the term "journey" as it does not occur to me that anyone is more on a journey than the next person. My family has always had someone with AD it's just normal to me.
    What I hate is...
  24. Thanks for your replies, I didn't expect so many!...

    Thanks for your replies, I didn't expect so many!
    I'm impressed at how far you can trace back and the age some relatives lived to!
    I agree totally with Southlucia at how misunderstood dementia was...
  25. Inherited dementia, how many generations can you go back

    I'm just intersted to know how many people here can trace dementia back as far as their great grandparent?
    My mum has AD, my gran died from AD in her 60's, my great gran also had it in her 50's. I...
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