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  1. Thread: new tests

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    Could it be this test which is scored out of 50:-...

    Could it be this test which is scored out of 50:-

    http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/06June/Pages/SimpleDementiaTest.aspx

    It is not that new - this article dates from 2009.

    This is the Alzheimer's...
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    I agree with ElizabethAnn that using the remote...

    I agree with ElizabethAnn that using the remote control to work them would be tricky for her. Does she have an Occupational Therapist (OT)? They can recommend suitable chairs and other equipment...
  3. Bear in mind that the Local Authority can pay a...

    Bear in mind that the Local Authority can pay a lower rate because they bulk buy beds in care homes, so the equivalent to what the care home is charging may be higher.
  4. This may be controversial but I think the only...

    This may be controversial but I think the only way for the NHS to continue to support the burden of more elderly people (we baby boomers included!) and for social care to be better funded is for...
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    My mother sleeps practically all the time too. ...

    My mother sleeps practically all the time too. She has been doing this for the past year. It doesn't help that she is bedbound so that probably encourages her to sleep more and she is taking a lot...
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    I can see how this could cause problems with a...

    I can see how this could cause problems with a person who had lost capacity but didn't understand the need for others to act on his behalf, precisely because of their loss of capacity. I think they...
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    This is what seems to apply in your case, but it...

    This is what seems to apply in your case, but it refers to Enduring Powers of Attorney which have been replaced by Lasting PoA since 2007.

    Can the Donor still manage their own affairs?...
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    Hallo, Vonnie. If your mother is claiming...

    Hallo, Vonnie. If your mother is claiming Attendance Allowance, you may be eligible for Carer's Allowance. Here is the link to information on CA. It is 61.35 per week.
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    I greatly resented the intrusion of carers into...

    I greatly resented the intrusion of carers into my and my mother's life. It's like another step backwards. It took me a long time to get used to them coming 4 times a day - it's an intrusion into...
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    You certainly shouldn't feel a failure: you...

    You certainly shouldn't feel a failure: you couldn't possibly cope with a large man with mobility problems. I couldn't and my mother is only 9 stone but still a dead weight. She was having...
  11. Thread: 'Sitter'

    by nita
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    If you gave it a try, would you be able to stay...

    If you gave it a try, would you be able to stay elsewhere in the house the first time, just to make sure it's going OK? And also try to get another sitter who your husband might take to. In our...
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    I'm so sorry to hear of your and Pete's plights,...

    I'm so sorry to hear of your and Pete's plights, Lyn. You know him best and know when he is in pain and that it is indeed pain and not his bipolar symptoms.

    My mother, in late stages of AD,...
  13. Thread: Birdsong

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    Sorry to hear of your memory problems and also...

    Sorry to hear of your memory problems and also that you underwent a major operation last year. That must have been very stressful.

    It may be that the effects on your memory are not long-lasting...
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    Hallo LAP, glad to hear you are going to get some...

    Hallo LAP, glad to hear you are going to get some help with your husband attending a day centre.

    Regarding losing track of the time of day, I think people with dementia can't read the clues any...
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    From what you say, it must be getting too hard...

    From what you say, it must be getting too hard for your mother to cope with looking after your severely disabled father. What about trying the route of getting support for him by ringing Social...
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    It's wonderful that you're giving your sister so...

    It's wonderful that you're giving your sister so many lovely experiences and that she is still able to get a lot of enjoyment from them. It's all we can do really, all of us, to live in the moment.
  17. Thread: Dementia & Cancer

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    By the way, Macmillan nurses deal with other...

    By the way, Macmillan nurses deal with other terminal illnesses and AD is classed as one. My mother has Alzheimer's and I have just been put in touch with a palliative care nurse who is monitoring...
  18. Thread: New here

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    Hello mac46, sorry to hear of your worries. You...

    Hello mac46, sorry to hear of your worries. You can get deputyship under the Court of Protection when a person has lost capacity. It's what I did for my mother. Following advice and support from...
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    Our financial assessment included a deduction for...

    Our financial assessment included a deduction for laundry costs which, in our case, are considerable!
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    I just wondered if either of your husbands take...

    I just wondered if either of your husbands take Aricept? This caused my mother to have severe headaches so the doctor thought it best to stop it.
  21. This is from the HSBC dated 2012. If you scroll...

    This is from the HSBC dated 2012. If you scroll down to the table "Managing Third Party Access" you will see that signing a mortgage loan agreement is permitted by a person holding Power of...
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    Regarding savings with reference to home care...

    Regarding savings with reference to home care payments, the Alzheimer's Society factsheet says:-

    Payment of home care and care home fees

    Upper savings threshold in England (above which the...
  23. Like Tina T says, could you try taking her out,...

    Like Tina T says, could you try taking her out, getting her involved in things or is she still apathetic and withdrawn when out? I wondered if you could introduce her to a day clinic, telling her it...
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    Lovely to see your Dad having a nice time - and...

    Lovely to see your Dad having a nice time - and so at ease with the birds around him, it must have allayed all your fears. You'll have to take him again!
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    Just out of interest, at the aviary do they allow...

    Just out of interest, at the aviary do they allow you in with the birds or is it behind wire netting? Or does a keeper come out and allow you to interact with one bird? If they are not likely to be...
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