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    mum had a special swivel seat (you take the...

    mum had a special swivel seat (you take the normal seat out permanently). It worked for some time but it was very expensive. She had sequencing problems so couldn't work out what foot to put down to...
  2. Thread: Banks!!!

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    I became a joint bank account holder with my...

    I became a joint bank account holder with my parents. I know it's recommended that you don't do this but if you are good at keeping accounts separate you can clearly show you are only supervising the...
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    Just to add that your posts are inspirational and...

    Just to add that your posts are inspirational and they are important - it is awful what you are having to experience - but when mum was very poorly it helped me so much to read that other people had...
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    Oh Saffie, please keep them and show them to your...

    Oh Saffie, please keep them and show them to your daughters. Tell them about your memories. I loved my dad's slide shows, he only took a couple of years worth of slides but they are great. Lots of...
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    very touching. x

    very touching. x
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    my thoughts with you for this difficult time. I...

    my thoughts with you for this difficult time. I wanted to know when, but they couldn't tell me. x
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    I am sorry that you are in this difficult...

    I am sorry that you are in this difficult situation and condolences on the loss of your dad.

    I tried to talk to mum about dad's funeral (she had dementia) but found it almost impossible as she...
  8. I think to some degree you have to accept that...

    I think to some degree you have to accept that nowhere is going to be as good as you would want it; That's not to say you shouldn't challenge things that could be improved or affect the level of care...
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    My hubby went to Swansea and he loved it. I've...

    My hubby went to Swansea and he loved it. I've always loved it on visits and the student village is nice there too, I stayed over one night. My colleague also went there and loved it. Once your...
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    ECG - for the heart EEG - for the brain Just...

    ECG - for the heart
    EEG - for the brain

    Just to clear that up!

    There is a waiting list for EEGs and MRIs and anything seizure-related really. My daughter had to wait several months for hers...
  11. Sure I got similar stuff from my mum but it was...

    Sure I got similar stuff from my mum but it was before she had dementia. She became a much easier nicer person to be around after a couple of years with dementia.

    Everybody has given good...
  12. Thread: Re: Tony

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    Sorry to hear you had a heart attack. Good to...

    Sorry to hear you had a heart attack. Good to hear you're now recovering. Take care. x
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    I also kept an item from the bathroom! dad's...

    I also kept an item from the bathroom! dad's shaving brush which brought back so many memories for me.
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    It's taken me 2 years to do my parents' house and...

    It's taken me 2 years to do my parents' house and I am glad I had that time. There's still items in the garage until the sale completes.

    My top tip would be to digital photograph everything before...
  15. Thread: Causes of death

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    mum's had advanced dementia but the doctor added...

    mum's had advanced dementia but the doctor added vascular when I requested it.
  16. please ask her to give them a try. They made a...

    please ask her to give them a try. They made a big difference to my mum to start with, for the first time in her adult life she seemed content and not anxious. We wish she had taken them before. She...
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    I think perhaps obsession with money has...

    I think perhaps obsession with money has something to do with feeling out of control.

    When I can't find something at work my automatic first thought is that someone has moved or taken it; then I...
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    I would also say go for it. My parents always...

    I would also say go for it.

    My parents always said they wouldn't leave us anything, they'd spend it whilst they had it, and I do wish they'd enjoyed themselves more rather than leaving an...
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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.
  22. 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...
  25. 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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