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  1. big hugs. Glad all your tests are clear. x

    big hugs. Glad all your tests are clear. x
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    Having read it, it seems to me to be...

    Having read it, it seems to me to be unreasonable.

    If they were two weeks ago saying it wasn't necessary, they can hardly turn around and say it is now!

    To be honest with you I have never...
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    Glad to hear your news about your sons and that...

    Glad to hear your news about your sons and that Peter is ready to come home and recover with you. xx
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    That paragraph really struck a chord with me...

    That paragraph really struck a chord with me [[searching for the tissues]]. Put into words very eloquently, thank you cragmaid.
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    Hi Ellebird. My dad died from cancer in 2012...

    Hi Ellebird.

    My dad died from cancer in 2012 and mum from dementia last year. Sounds a little similar to your situation.

    Anger is part of the grieving process and so is jealousy or envy. I am...
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    Totally understand your comment "I feel sad when...

    Totally understand your comment "I feel sad when I see her and bad when I don't".

    I went to see my mum twice a week at most but felt awful about it when I didn't go. I often wish I'd seen her more...
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    my condolences to you.

    my condolences to you.
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    This too shall pass

    It seems so many of you are going through a tough time. I can't quite believe that three of you have had car prangs in a couple of days, what a coincidence.

    Sad to read about the lovely...
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    Hi. My mum had vascular dementia for at least 5...

    Hi. My mum had vascular dementia for at least 5 years, diagnosed in 2009 and she died in 2014.

    Her general memory wasn't so affected - it was sequencing that affected her most and lack of...
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    welcome to your new role, cat27. Hope you enjoy...

    welcome to your new role, cat27.
    Hope you enjoy it.
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    As a hoarder I find some of your suggestions...

    As a hoarder I find some of your suggestions quite difficult though I can see the reasoning. Getting rid of things by stealth should really be a last resort and going through them with the person is...
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    There are lots of other conditions that can make...

    There are lots of other conditions that can make you feel like you've got dementia and they are much more likely at your age. Your doctor will give you some blood tests etc to rule these things out....
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    They know we don't have much choice but to sign...

    They know we don't have much choice but to sign up, or find somewhere else.

    To be fair, they still have to get the same amount of food in for the week and employ the staff whether or not a...
  14. Thread: Help !!!

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    I am sorry to hear about your husband's sudden...

    I am sorry to hear about your husband's sudden decline. I assume the hospital are trying to rule out other causes for these changes. Unfortunately some people can change very quickly from one stage...
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    I don't know whether that is particularly harsh....

    I don't know whether that is particularly harsh. I think it's quite common to charge whilst the resident is in hospital.

    Does the contract say what happens on moving out or death of the resident?...
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    Have a look at what's offered near you. I have...

    Have a look at what's offered near you. I have put in the Bristol area into the website and got a page which shows several Singing for the Brain groups.

    My link didn't work, try going up to...
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    I've seen it twice, both times on my own. I was...

    I've seen it twice, both times on my own. I was so impressed the first time I went, I bought the soundtrack but I haven't really listened to it since.

    It made me laugh, cry, jump and think.
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    Do you have a Carers Trust in your area? We have...

    Do you have a Carers Trust in your area? We have one that used to offer counselling but it was counselling for carers not necessarily bereavement counselling. Wouldn't Cruse help you with aspects of...
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    I watched Lady Chatterley's Lover the other day....

    I watched Lady Chatterley's Lover the other day. In that, the husband's war wounds meant he was unable to have children and he pretty much told his wife to have sex with another man so he could have...
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    Anyone with diabetes is more at risk of a range...

    Anyone with diabetes is more at risk of a range of health problems including heart attacks and strokes. Those who have strokes are more likely to get a form of dementia called vascular dementia.
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    It will be easier than you think to go to a hotel...

    It will be easier than you think to go to a hotel on your own and it will be nice to see your sister and friends. Have a lovely break x
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    My condolences to you and your family at this sad...

    My condolences to you and your family at this sad time.
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    I didn't find NS&I or the Post Office...

    I didn't find NS&I or the Post Office straightfoward for LPA - there was a bit of extra hoop jumping needed, but neither were as bad as M&S bank who made me cry with frustration at their ridiculous...
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    Looking through magazines or pictures together......

    Looking through magazines or pictures together... potting small plants or other such gardening like planting seeds...painting things (we painted some beach pebbles the other day and it worked really...
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    sending you a big hug, Bastan. xxx It would be...

    sending you a big hug, Bastan. xxx

    It would be lovely to see you at one of our gatherings if you do decide to come. But we understand if you don't.
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