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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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  13. 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...
  16. 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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    I do think the emergency pendant would be a good...

    I do think the emergency pendant would be a good idea, as you don't yet know what caused you to be so ill. It would probably reassure your lovely daughters too.

    Wishing there was something we...
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    I'm sorry to read about your dvt. I hope that it...

    I'm sorry to read about your dvt. I hope that it soon settles down and causes you no further problems. Hugs to you xx
  19. Thread: Is ths true?

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    The Alzheimer's Society does not say that in any...

    The Alzheimer's Society does not say that in any of their literature. One of the glaring things is the use of the word sufferer. It is made clear that sufferer is not the right word to describe...
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    Mum broke some ribs but the pain and the result...

    Mum broke some ribs but the pain and the result was like she'd broken her hip. She was moved to a community hospital for 3 months but she didn't recover her mobility there despite having physio....
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    It is not easy to tell the different types of...

    It is not easy to tell the different types of dementia. Often the only way to confirm the type is after death if a post mortem is carried out.

    The diagnosis is usually made by scans and...
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    Yes I had asked for the Nursing home not to send...

    Yes I had asked for the Nursing home not to send mum to hospital. This was because the last time she was left in A&E for over ten hours in a soiled pad. I don't think they knew what to do with her...
  23. Thread: Hospitals

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    Pleased that your wife is recovering. It does hit...

    Pleased that your wife is recovering. It does hit you later, doesn't it? Take care x
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's...

    I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. x
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    I echo what everyone has said. Feel free to post,...

    I echo what everyone has said. Feel free to post, you are speaking not only for yourself but also for others who aren't able to put these difficult thoughts and feelings into words.

    I was thinking...
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