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    Hi Kassy

    Just pitching in a few words to say "know what you mean" (not, you will note, know how you feel).

    03/09/12 will be 4th anniversary of my Mum's release from Alzheimers, things are still not...
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    Not too sure of my facts here, but hope someone...

    Not too sure of my facts here, but hope someone else will confirm/correct me -
    Surely it is YOUR MUM who would be entitled to the Direct Payments (or to Attendance Allowance).
    If you were...
  3. Thread: Update on Lionel

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    Final Update on Lionel ...

    Connie's son Simon has phoned me today to say that Lionel died on Thursday 1st March.

    The poor man has been "out of it" for a couple of years, well before Connie became ill herself, unable to...
  4. Thread: Queensland

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    Worried

    My brother Dale lives in Queensland, just south of Brisbane.
    They managed to avoid flood damage by virtue of being on slightly higher ground, but that won't protect them from cyclonic winds.

    I've...
  5. Thread: Toilet rolls

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    Hi John

    I've just been reading your thread about your wife's loo roll "habit" & thought I'd pop in with another vote for its popularity (yes, my Mum did too) and also another comment.

    I noticed in one...
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    Hello Roma, I'm pleased your Mum's diary helped...

    Hello Roma, I'm pleased your Mum's diary helped to bring back into focus memories of happier days, pre-dementia.
    Whilst we are 'caring', the illness takes over our whole lives and every waking...
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    Hi Mary, So nice to hear of a plan coming...

    Hi Mary,

    So nice to hear of a plan coming together, well done!!

    Best wishes
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    'Dealt with' (and efficiently too, by the sound...

    'Dealt with' (and efficiently too, by the sound of it) is MUCH more preferable to forgotten.

    Love 'n Hugs Gigi
  9. Hi Shelagh

    Just popping in with a <<<Hug>>> for you :), and a "Tut!" for your stupid :eek::mad: Consultant

    For what they may be worth, my thoughts were the same as Sylvia's re. dashing about and being under...
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    Hi Norrms

    Thank you for letting us share in your joyful day; as you say, it can't be all doom & gloom or the disease has won, and with lovely loving kids like that you have an antidote for a long time to come....
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    Some Links to similar subjects ...

    This thread contains lots of information which I would think relevant - http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?t=21109

    Care home security & garden design -...
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    :) Thanks for the link Chris, I meant to listen...

    :) Thanks for the link Chris, I meant to listen to it but something else derailed me. I'll "listen again" tonight.
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    Hello Starshine, I so feel for you and your...

    Hello Starshine, I so feel for you and your Auntie in this situation, it's agonising.

    Bookworm mentioned the possibility that her mouth may be sore, which is a relevant point.
    My Mum had full...
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    Oh please, do tell; I'm sure I'm not the only...

    Oh please, do tell; I'm sure I'm not the only one wanting to know! :confused:

    Helen, you certainly deserve a page or two of pressure-release; sympathy & <<<Hugs>>>
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    With no disrespect to you Pied, carers are...

    With no disrespect to you Pied, carers are generally not medics; whilst you will have educated yourself about MS because it impacts on your family, carers probably don't.
    That is not part of their...
  16. Thread: sorry dad !!

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    What Jennifer said, with bells on ;)

    What Jennifer said, with bells on ;)
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    Angela, you have achieved SO MUCH since you first...

    Angela, you have achieved SO MUCH since you first started sharing your story with us on TP.

    Yes, there will always be more to strive for, that's the nature of the challenge, but for what you've...
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    I've just had a look at the Telegraph website...

    I've just had a look at the Telegraph website (thank you Sonia) & here are some links to their articles:
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    So good to hear about things that go right! ...

    So good to hear about things that go right! Perhaps Suemcc could print off this thread & send it to the consultant ...
  20. I feel your husband, being '1 step removed'...

    I feel your husband, being '1 step removed' emotionally, may be seeing this situation & its depressing effect on you more clearly than you can, and is naturally very worried about you.
    It's not...
  21. for you and your husband Christin,...

    <<<Hugs>>> for you and your husband Christin, it's hard but it IS a positive move, as time will tell.

    Best wishes
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    It might be a good idea to explain, when you are...

    It might be a good idea to explain, when you are making the appointment, that you will need to see a member of staff who is experienced with Powers of Attorney matters.
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    Agree, a blessing in disguise, although your...

    Agree, a blessing in disguise, although your mother may not see it that way! Perhaps 'convalescence' may be a convenient word to present it as, to get her through the door.

    Best wishes
  24. Thread: I want to stop

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    Have to agree Hazel, you NEED some 'Us' time with...

    Have to agree Hazel, you NEED some 'Us' time with Nick, without being on pins waiting for Mum to kick off.

    Please give yourselves this.
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    Oh Kassy, your MiL does sound a very wooden,...

    Oh Kassy, your MiL does sound a very wooden, unfeeling person.

    And you, bless you, are at the other end of the scale and suffering emotional overload as a result of the awful year you've had and...
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