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  1. Thanks Essie.

    Thanks Essie.
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    I think we all feel that, but even knowing that...

    I think we all feel that, but even knowing that we did all we could at the time doesn't stop us feeling guilty or wishing that we had done more. The guilt monster is a very persuasive beast and...
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    I am glad you have some positive news at last....

    I am glad you have some positive news at last. Hope Chris settles in well.
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    My parents had Meals on Wheels because they...

    My parents had Meals on Wheels because they couldn't have the alternatives (the freezer was in the garage and they couldn't get to it when both were ill).

    Maybe your local Age uk or Alz. Society...
  5. I hope today is everything you need it to be xx

    I hope today is everything you need it to be xx
  6. Thread: Funeral plan

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    My understanding of this is that it's never...

    My understanding of this is that it's never regarded as Deprivation of Assets because it's a good idea. Maybe someone else could clarify this.
  7. I don't know what the solution is but I think...

    I don't know what the solution is but I think you're right that being in a care home won't stop her from pulling a catheter out all the time. Maybe the gp or hospital could explain how a care home...
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    Thank you for sharing this. :)

    Thank you for sharing this. :)
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    Yes I found general counselling helpful about the...

    Yes I found general counselling helpful about the whole situation, and although I only saw a bereavement counsellor a couple of times it seemed to be enough to help me come to terms with my feelings....
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    When my mum seemed happier after a somewhat...

    When my mum seemed happier after a somewhat miserable life I wondered if it was because she no longer remembered all the things which made her feel unhappy, bitter and jealous. Perhaps she no longer...
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    lovely to hear from you again

    lovely to hear from you again
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    Sending my love xxx

    Sending my love xxx
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    My mum had a stroke but it may have been just a...

    My mum had a stroke but it may have been just a particularly devastating TIA. Over the next year her behaviour changed and she was diagnosed with vascular dementia.

    I asked the Stroke Association...
  14. Thread: It's all over

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    I'm sorry to read about your wife's passing. My...

    I'm sorry to read about your wife's passing. My condolences to you.
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    Glad to hear things are settled now, Sueshell,...

    Glad to hear things are settled now, Sueshell, and also that you have a better relationship with your mum now. Do have that holiday and try not to feel guilty.
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    I am very angry that estate agent upset you like...

    I am very angry that estate agent upset you like that. You had very good reasons for pulling out and she had no right to try and blackmail you into carrying on the sale out of pity.

    Something...
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    thinking of you and your lovely lady.

    thinking of you and your lovely lady.
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    I am sorry to hear that your mother is at that...

    I am sorry to hear that your mother is at that stage. I am horrified that some carers have tried to force liquid on her. I truly believe it is a decision that people do make if they have had enough...
  19. Thread: My lovely Mum x

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    Sorry to read that your mum has died. Thank you...

    Sorry to read that your mum has died. Thank you for posting a photo of her, she looked lovely.
  20. Thread: Inheritance tax

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    I'm dismayed that yours were so harsh, Saffie!

    I'm dismayed that yours were so harsh, Saffie!
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    Glad things went as well as they could today and...

    Glad things went as well as they could today and that Dougal was there to keep you company.
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    Still planning to come on Tuesday for one night!!...

    Still planning to come on Tuesday for one night!! :)
  23. Thread: Inheritance tax

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    I told the Local Authority that my parents gave a...

    I told the Local Authority that my parents gave a certain amount in gifts every year and they accepted that amount without needing to see proof. I could have shown them that the same amount of cash...
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    Just reading about your experience with the...

    Just reading about your experience with the building society - that woman needs some training in compassion. It sounds like she was concentrating so hard on following the right processes she forgot...
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    my condolences to you. x

    my condolences to you. x
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