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    I endorse what the other posters have already...

    I endorse what the other posters have already said.


    See what you and/or your brother can do in terms of getting the grandson's wife to understand that you are legally in charge of your father's...
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    Ask the bank to do it whichever way you find...

    Ask the bank to do it whichever way you find preferable. I'd certainly expect each account to be identified with the respective donor's name, and whether there's something additional that indicates...
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    So: your sisters agreed POA with you, then...

    So: your sisters agreed POA with you, then secretly arranged POA between themselves, and are now regularly helping themselves to large amounts - disrupting your father's bill payments in the process...
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    Correct: doctors have a responsibility to notify...

    Correct: doctors have a responsibility to notify DVLA if the patient won't.
    But it's commonplace for them to shirk that and land you with it instead.

    e.g. previous posting...
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    But do you actually have a power of attorney? If...

    But do you actually have a power of attorney? If not, does your father still have capacity to agree to one being created? I'd be concerned to have a power of attorney, especially if there are family...
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    I agree with registering it (with OPG and with...

    I agree with registering it (with OPG and with banks etc) sooner rather than later.

    Registering - and exercising - a power of attorney doesn't necessarily mean that your father isn't allowed to...
  7. Thread: Oh brother

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    Do you mean that literally -- she is being cued...

    Do you mean that literally -- she is being cued by the clock striking one -- or you just mean this happens every afternoon? If you silenced the clock, would it make any difference?
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    Try Advanced Search, Keyword(s) 'quetiapine',...

    Try Advanced Search, Keyword(s) 'quetiapine', Search Titles Only.

    You'll find a good few discussions and experiences, good and bad.
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    Annuities and care costs

    Some previous discussions that may be of interest:

    Annuities, anyone used them?
    http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?57857

    Does anyone have experience of using annuities to fund care...
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    Nice one. Reminds me of this:

    Nice one. Reminds me of this:
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    I think what you're proposing sounds reasonable...

    I think what you're proposing sounds reasonable and likely to be OK (though of course you know all the circumstances and I don't).

    Hard to find useful guidance on...
  12. As jenniferpa points out, it's not allowed. ...

    As jenniferpa points out, it's not allowed.

    Ref also:

    Continuing care FAQs
    http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide/practicalsupport/Pages/continuing-care-faq.aspx



    Is it possible to pay...
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    Dad perked up again after seizure...

    Dad perked up again after seizure
    http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?72038
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    Having an isolation switch on the wall operated...

    Having an isolation switch on the wall operated with a key, or protected by a lockable cover, shouldn't be terribly expensive.

    It may be worth it if you do want other people to be able to use the...
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    So: even though medical care is solely...

    So: even though medical care is solely palliative, the doctor doesn't consider not attempting resuscitation to be a logical consequence?

    And even though your mother does not have capacity, the GP...
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    Does she go out on her own (so she really needs...

    Does she go out on her own (so she really needs the keys)?

    Can you attach the keys to something that she always takes with her (such as her handbag)?

    Does she 'hide' the keys somewhere in the...
  17. Thread: simpleminds

    by nmintueo
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    Controlling outgoing calls...

    Controlling outgoing calls
    http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?55116#post726890
  18. Second that. "Alzheimer's Society" is fine.

    Second that. "Alzheimer's Society" is fine.
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    Really? 10 December 2013 Dementia: Five...

    Really?


    10 December 2013
    Dementia: Five priorities
    By James Gallagher
    Health and science reporter, BBC News
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25263341
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    I rather agree. For myself, I'd want a diagnosis,...

    I rather agree. For myself, I'd want a diagnosis, but precise diagnosis would matter a lot more if led to a useful prognosis or - especially - to effective treatment. Currently, it doesn't really do...
  21. Thread: Simon Mayo

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    For anyone who wants to listen to that item, the...

    For anyone who wants to listen to that item, the podcast page was updated today:

    Simon Mayo's Confessions
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/confess


    A waltzing wartime wonder and other...
  22. Thread: Simon Mayo

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    Simon Mayo's Confessions...

    Simon Mayo's Confessions
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/confess

    ... looks like it won't get updated until Friday.


    Twitter feed maybe alludes to it, but if we haven't heard it, leaves...
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    Interesting recent thread on just that topic: ...

    Interesting recent thread on just that topic:

    Certain he has seen certain programmes before
    http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?68594
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    "Life is like a sewer; what you get out of it...

    "Life is like a sewer; what you get out of it depends on what you put into it."

    Hadda Brooks won't be around to play at my funeral; oh, well.
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    All the more reason for people to have and use a...

    All the more reason for people to have and use a Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare.

    A duty of candour toward the 'service user' -- the person with dementia -- raises interesting questions....
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