I get subtitles Winnie. xx
I get subtitles Winnie. xx
Carer and Member of the Volunteer Moderation Team
I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet
I watched this programme, it was very sad but compelling viewing. I noticed in the background some residents were not awake, this reminded me of my friends son who was in a nursing home and dying of vCJD, he was sedated and looked very calm, at peace with the world. I also noticed that not every AD patient is helpless and sectioned, what an amazing place this was. I did feel for the lady aged 49, I wonder what her final diagnosis was.
I have only just watched it (mum was VERY poorly last week, my emotions all over the place, but some improvement from her and I decided to watch it this morning).
As ever Louis brings out the human side of things. Not just people with an illness, but real people with feelings, lives and families. It showed the side of dementia that I suspect most people are unaware of until they have encountered it.
Like others have said though, I do wonder how many people who have not experienced living with dementia will have watched it, and indeed how they would have reacted to it.
It worked indeed and as I told you earlier you have opened a whole new world up for me as I had failed to find the "s" previously. How easy indeed when you know how.
I have seen the film and very much "enjoyed" the gentle take on dementia. I felt uneasy though that they discussed the sufferers so openly with them in the room, which is something I could not do. It would cause my husband distress and one never knows just how much and how little sticks with them.
I just loved Nancy and her husband what an amazing couple and felt devastatingly (if this a word) sorry for the little girl and her mother. That must be so hard for every one.
I will now be able to look up the Panorama programme shown earlier in the week too. Thank you again x
I agree, I have been horrified on occasion when mental health professionals have talked openly and without warning about Mum's deterioration in front of them.
It should be part of their training to be more sensitive.
Even though Mum did not appear to take notice, I wonder if on some level there was some alarm in her mind about what was being said. I hope not.
Prayer of the Breton fishermen: “Dear God, be good to me. The sea is so wide, and my boat is so small.”
After his visit where we discussed Mum's admission to a care home, my poor Mum seemed really frightened and kept waking up and calling for myself or my brother. It was devastating. I'm sure she realised things were being arranged for her and she was terrified.
I think that care homes in the past were more like the workhouse and I know Mum had a real fear of being 'put away' as she so succinctly put it. It took several months for me to feel that I hadn't sold her down the river, so to speak.
Even now, I still get moments of panic and a strong desire to go and scoop her up and bring her home.
She's happy and settled where she is now and her health is stable. I'm not sure she'd have been so well if we'd tried to keep her at home any longer.
It's hard to feel as fit as a fiddle when you're the shape of a cello.
"The best of life is further on, hidden from our eye beyond the hills of time" - Sir William Mulock.