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    I had a lovely time... but... is this normal?

    Hi Maryjoan, yes, it’s so much easier to just stay in the place. i’ve Just been asked if I’d like to go to a concert next July. It’s a middle of the week day, so don’t like asking my family when they’re up early next day. So declined the invite. I’m in the process now of getting respite care...
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    Grumpy OH

    Hi Mia56, sorry to hear you are leaving us. Perhaps you as come back after a short while. This is the place that helps us realize we are not the only person struggling, it’s the place we can let off steam, the place where we can have a laugh, you need it Mia56, please reconsider, hopeful123
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    Care for the Carer !

    Oh dear, another challenge Maryjoan, putting a photo of it on here, may have to get help with that. Just listening to Elvis, helps soothe the nerves, love him, went to Graceland about 6 years ago whilst on a ‘Sounds & tastes of the South’ tour. Fabulous! Hopeful 123
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    Care for the Carer !

    Right Maryjoan, that’s a challenge for me. I did see recipes on line when I googled it. Will let you know how it turns out hopeful 123
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    Care for the Carer !

    That homily pie looks delicious Maryjoan. Just googled it, another name for it is devon pie, sure you know that. That’s probably why I’ve never seen it up here, wish it was available to order via internet. Looks similar to a quiche but I’m sure it’s more tasty
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    Care for the Carer !

    Hi Everybody, just caught up on this thread and read every posting(?) hope that’s the right word. I can’t really think of anything to say that may interest you all, at the moment, but hope to do so in the future. Lovely to hear all the news from you all, thank you for starting it Maryjoan...
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    Needs assessment

    Thank you Beate, Karaoke Pete & Canary. I have taken on board all your information and hope I will be prepared & ready for the assessment. Not very good at talking about my feelings at the mo, bit of a ‘wet lettuce’ but intend to write everything down so hopefully that will give the SS person a...
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    Needs assessment

    Am expecting SS to contact me shortly to arrange date for a needs assessment. We are 8 years down the line & not on any one’s radar(except diagnosis- mixed dementia in Jan 2015) so do not know what to expect they will come up with. Am I right in thinking they will ask about OH’s savings &...
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    Grumpy OH

    Hi Mia 56. Please put me down for a room in your fun house, it seems ages since I had a good belly laugh, I know what you all mean about not going places where you get dressed up for. I’m a hoarder, too tight to give my dresses away, so I wear them for shopping etc, Best dressed customer in...
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    Grumpy OH

    Hi Beads, thank you for your very kind words. I received a letter from SS this morning, re my request fir a needs assessment fir the pair of us. Apparently I’m now on the waiting list, unless something urgent occurs & then I have to ring them. So once again, that’s where we are, perhaps I should...
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    Grumpy OH

    Hi Beads. It’s been a gradual downhill,I used to have a weeks holiday with my friends but had to give this up 6 years ago- he would not have been able to cope on his own. Went out fir a meal with my friends about 4 years ago,was home by 10ish, but he’d been phoning my daughter to see where I...
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    Grumpy OH

    Hi Rosebush, it does you good to have a sleep in on occasions. Got to enjoy the little pleasures when we can sorry to hear you’ve not had a holiday for three years, feel guilty now for moaning. I won’t be taking OH away anymore, just hope I sort something out to give me a break. Curry was I...
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    Grumpy OH

    What lovely neighbours you have Rosebush.it’s so nice to hear such things. Not watched Animal Park, don’t know if I dare ‘catch up’ if it’s sad - I’m a bit of an emotional wreck at mo. Just had garden done, artificial turf & patios, I couldn’t manage it anymore with everything else.so decided to...
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    Grumpy OH

    Hi Rosebush, I had to laugh at your letter, you & I are having the same kind of life. Who would have thought this was in the pipeline for us? I am thinking of going to Morrison’s tomorrow for a change well my family will all be back in a day or two, so I will find out what I’ve missed never...
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    Grumpy OH

    Hi Beads, we are coming up to 8 years now and my husband has no memory whatsoever. Everybody says how well he looks(probably meaning he’s not that bad really!) how wrong they are, where are they when he can’t find the fridge, the bathroom, the bedroom, can’t even make himself a cuppa, needs help...
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    Grumpy OH

    Hi Beads, glad to hear your holiday went reasonably well. As mentioned in another post, we have 2 weeks family holiday every year, Lake District. Needless to say, it’s not as enjoyable as OH cannot do the walking now, but we get by. Or did!, went on Fri., I came back home with him 2 days later...
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    Pulling everything together

    It sounds as if your cruise is going quite well Grahamstown, really glad for you. We are at the stage where I just take my husband places, no point in asking him, he doesn’t know what he wants and forgets within minutes where we’re going. As long as we’re doing something he’s usually happy. If...
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    Pulling everything together

    I do hope your cruise is a success Grahamstown. I took my husband on one 5 years ago. On our last day, sitting by the pool, he needed the toilet,it was very near us so I let him go alone, unfortunately he exited thro a different door, couldn’t remember we were at the poolside and it was an hour...
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    Happy New Year to you all

    Thank you Jean, Happy New Year to you too. Hope 2018 can be as peaceful as possible for all of us.xx