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    Can I just point out how painful it can be for...

    Can I just point out how painful it can be for elderly dementia patients to lie around on gurneys/hospital trolleys for hours? Last time my Mum had to go to A&E, she had to wait over an hour in a...
  2. Have a look at the Checklist and Decision Support...

    Have a look at the Checklist and Decision Support Tool which are used in the assessment (the checklist first - if he gets a certain number of As or Bs this will trigger a full assessment). The...
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    My mother too has severe osteoarthritis and AD. ...

    My mother too has severe osteoarthritis and AD. She had had two knee replacement operations but they didn't really get her walking properly again. She had the first at 82, the second at 84. She...
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    Hallo, wimbledon7, sorry you're in this sad...

    Hallo, wimbledon7, sorry you're in this sad situation. My Mum has Alzheimer's and is much the same - sleeping practically the whole time and eating and drinking very little. I try to give her as...
  5. Thread: Mom and I

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    It sounds as if the same carer looks after both...

    It sounds as if the same carer looks after both of you? Would your budget stretch to having 2 carers so that the one you prefer is with you whilst another carer is seeing to your Mum? Or perhaps...
  6. My Mum has just been awarded CHC funding and...

    My Mum has just been awarded CHC funding and lives at home with me. However, it doesn't provide 24 hour nursing care. We have 2 carers visiting 4 times a day. Mum is bedbound and has pain control...
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    Or as you've got red hair, how about being Lulu?

    Or as you've got red hair, how about being Lulu?
  8. I had a search online too and it seems some...

    I had a search online too and it seems some people are waiting 16 months for their claim to be processed! I think you are right to get onto your sister's MP and I agree with Benrese that you should...
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    If she gets CHC funding she will be regarded as...

    If she gets CHC funding she will be regarded as having a primary health care need and all her care will be paid for by the NHS. There is no financial assessment. When the Local Authority provides...
  10. Just thought I'd add that the social worker may...

    Just thought I'd add that the social worker may decide he can come home with a care package - that means carers coming in a certain number of times a day to help him with personal care (washing and...
  11. I just wanted to say that you are a very kind...

    I just wanted to say that you are a very kind person to even think of taking this on but do you realise it could be an enormous task, looking after someone recovering from a stroke and with vascular...
  12. I am going to contradict myself! It seems you...

    I am going to contradict myself! It seems you may be able to move but you would have to pay your mother her share of the sale proceeds. I found this from Age UK's Factsheet 38 Section 3.3...
  13. I think this answers your question:- You can't...

    I think this answers your question:-

    You can't make the house over to yourself as it would be construed as a deprivation of assets:-
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  14. I think with an LPA you are allowed to buy and...

    I think with an LPA you are allowed to buy and sell property on behalf of the "donor" so theoretically you could sell her 25% share (effectively to yourself) which would increase her assets and...
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    I am very sorry to hear of the rapid...

    I am very sorry to hear of the rapid deterioration in your father's health. Your description of your father - bedbound, spoon feeding, incontinent, etc. - sounds the same as my mother who has had...
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    I am not sure if this would work if your mother...

    I am not sure if this would work if your mother insists there is nothing wrong with her unless you point out to her that she has diabetes and high blood pressure, but my mother thought initially that...
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    I feel the same when my Mum is asleep and snoring...

    I feel the same when my Mum is asleep and snoring (she snores very loudly sometimes!) - I can imagine she is the "old Mum" who used to go straight off on the sofa when tired. It is so nice to know...
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    When you say your Mum had funding, was this to...

    When you say your Mum had funding, was this to pay for all her care, i.e. Continuing Healthcare Funding, where the need is regarded as a primary healthcare need? If not, it sounds as if your Mum has...
  19. Thank you for the tips, Jessbow. I will look for...

    Thank you for the tips, Jessbow. I will look for the supermarket drinks. Are they in the health/special diets type section? I imagine they are long-life rather than fresh. I am giving Mum whole...
  20. Just another thought - there is nothing wrong...

    Just another thought - there is nothing wrong with your Mum's mouth is there - like oral thrush? as that could make things taste bad. If so, it can be treated.
  21. I do sympathise with you in this situation and...

    I do sympathise with you in this situation and commend you for wanting to bring your Mum home for the end. You've probably already looked into this but your workplace should be sympathetic to your...
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    I think the SSRI anti-depressants have the side...

    I think the SSRI anti-depressants have the side effect of causing lessening of sex drive which is why they work with the inappropriate behaviour.
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    From googling "disinhibition dementia medication"...

    From googling "disinhibition dementia medication" it seems the anti-depressants known as SSRIs may help and it particularly mentions Citalopram. Perhaps Cloverland will be back soon to advise you. ...
  24. Has she had another assessment since she's had...

    Has she had another assessment since she's had the latest fall and gone to hospital? It sounds as if her condition is deteriorating and now the consultant says she needs 24 hour care, isn't this a...
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    I think it's an exemption rather than a...

    I think it's an exemption rather than a reduction. Because of Severe Mental Impairment the person is disregarded for council tax purposes. The doctor has to sign a form for the Council. I am not...
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