mixed dementia

  1. M

    Desperate for help

    Hello I feel like I'm falling apart 🥲 My Mum has vascular dementia and Alzheimer's. She has always smoked but in recent months her smoking has escalated to the point where she was buying and smoking around 5 packs per day . She will literally smoke a packet then as soon as that packet is...
  2. S

    Husband refusing to eat dinners

    My husband has vascular dementia and alzheimers. He hasn't eaten meat for 40 years but always enjoyed different sorts of fish and liked Quorn/Linda McCartney type vegetarian meals. He has never liked much in the way of vegetables. Lately he us refusing to eat more than a few mouthfuls of the...
  3. T

    Accessing the right care home

    My Mum was placed in a residential home from hospital. She has since been diagnosed with mixed dementia and needs more suitable care. Probably nursing care? We have visited several homes, but there seems to be differences of opinion between social services, the mental health teams and the care...
  4. M

    new member

    Hello i am marilyn and my mum has mixed dementia she was diagnosed in january of this year at this moment in time she is in complete denial and refusing any help
  5. V

    Mixed dementia diagnosis

    Taken Mum for her diagnosis appointment this morning and she has been diagnosed with mixed alzheimers and mized vascular dementia. We have been advised to have carers in as mum lives alone. do an LPA and think about assisted living. Mum doesnt think we need any help but we are hoping she will...
  6. H

    So sad

    My husband has prostate cancer and now has mixed vascular dementia ‘ I cannot understand how this has happened so quickly he worked off shore all his life ‘ now I look at him he is like a stranger lost so much weight and is completely confused not knowing who I am lots of the time ‘ by evening...
  7. N

    Power of Attorney and wills

    I’m finding all this confusing about power of attorney. My husband has already been diagnosed with vascular dementure and Altzimers . My question is which one do we need to do as he can’t do it himself and do we both need a will?
  8. K

    Making contact

    Hi, I'm Kathy, aged 72, my husband Mike aged 80 has just been diagnosed with mixed dementia. We live in Pembrokeshire. Are there any local support groups that meet in person please?
  9. K

    Care home - when?

    My mum’s recently diagnosed with mixed dementia. My dad died suddenly and unexpectedly last year and my mum lives 100 miles from family. We realised immediately that she had serious memory problems and she’s had a live in carer since. She hates being in her home (which she doesn’t recognise...
  10. A

    What does the end look like?

    This is my first, and I’ll say…and a very difficult post. My mom has Lewy Body dementia and Vascular dementia and has been in hospital for the past 3 months. She barely ate anything over the past 3 months, and has a catheter. During the 3 months she has been in bed and has a massive bed sore on...
  11. M

    Local Dementia Carers

    Hi there, my Dad has been diagnosed with Mixed Dementia Alzheimer & Vascular this year which is sad for us all, he has a daily visit from multiple carers from a local agency to help with his existing diabetes medication, but we would like to improve that by trying to find a dementia specialist /...
  12. B

    Deputy of Court of Protection

    Hi everyone, I'm new here. Dad recently was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia, and probable Lewy Body dementia. GP advised dad did not have capacity to agree to Lasting Power of Attorney. GP and Consultant have both advised me to apply to be deputy of court of protection so I'm...
  13. C

    Do i need to move house?

    My husband has just been diagnosed with mixed dementia - Alzheimers and Vascular. He has been having problems for some years so his dementia is quite advanced although he can still get about independently. We live in an 18th century cottage with steep stairs, stone steps to a cellar and a...
  14. M

    Local authority care homes

    Hello , My name is Maria . My mother has vascular Dementia and altzimers. 2 weeks ago she had a nasty fall in her home and had a massive head injury . She has been in hospital every since and after assements has been told she isn’t well enough to go home and needs ongoing assessments and...
  15. B

    Tired!!!!

    I am a carer for my husband of 55 years. He was diagnosed with mixed dementia 6 months ago. I feel like I have been in a whirlwind ever since! He has gone from being a busy, on the ball, a good laugh. To just wanting to sit in his armchair. No interest in anything. I feel sad and lonely. My...
  16. Q

    How to convince my mum with mixed dementia that she should have her cataract operation?

    Hi, my name is Queenie and my mum has Alzheimers and vascular dementia. She is due a cataract operation but doesn't want it anymore. She has had a few hospital stays since December. She first broke her hip and had an amazingly fast recovery. Unfortunately it was followed by another operation to...
  17. L

    Am I over-thinking

    Hi, this is quite a long post that I have debated posting for a while, it has taken me quite a few days to write. First a brief explanation of mine and my husbands situation. I must say we have been separated for 20 years, we’re not married but have always been close having two children and...
  18. M

    Mum has a fixation that she's not at home, when she is

    Hi. My mum has mixed Alzheimer's/Vascular dementia (18 months from diagnosis now). In the last two weeks she has become convinced that she is not in her own home, although she is actually in her home of the last 50 years, with my Dad. She says she wants to pack up her belongings and go home. She...
  19. J

    Recent diagnosis

    Hi my husband has recently been diagnosed with mixed dementia. I have to be strong and make everything is in place legally for him but I sometimes feel overwhelmed.
  20. S

    Our story…

    Dad was diagnosed back in 2020 with mixed Alzheimers and Vascular dementia although I’d suspected there was something different for at least 5 years or so before. After much convincing he finally moved closer to me and my family so we could be there for him when he needed us. He’s been on his...