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    When the person with dementia is a carer.

    We had a carers assessment,nothing came of it unless you count a referral to some place that got me better lighting in the kitchen,OH just convinces everyone he is doing a brilliant job .He would certainly be capable of doing a bit of housework but as he seems to believe he does everything it is...
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    When the person with dementia is a carer.

    I have been disabled for many years,mainly due to very poor eyesight.I am registered blind and a guide dog owner.My husband has been my carer for about 10 years,although I am pretty independent.18 months ago he was diagnosed with dementia and I am gradually having to do more and more around thee...
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    What if it isn't Alzheimer's

    My husband Frank ,was diagnosed with dementIa just over a year ago.The consultant thought it was probably Alzheimer's and prescribed Aricept.Having read various information on the internet(probably not a good idea) I am wondering if he may in fact have frontal temporal dementia rather than...
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    Esa

    I would advise getting help to fill in the form.Where I live we have a Welfare Rights unit run by the Council,who will send someone out to help with benefits claims.If your area don't offer this then I believe CAB will help. It is not so much that the form is complicated,but sometimes you have...
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    How to get your husband to Doctors for assessment

    It took over a year to persuade my OH to see his Gp.She was useless,he denied everything once he got there and claimed hearing loss was his only problem.He did quite well on the memory test and came away even more convinced of a plot on my part.Over a year later,I accompanied him when he was to...
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    He's drinking again

    my partner of 27 years,Frank,was diagnosed just over a year ago with Alzheimer's .We have often had a rocky relation ship,due mostly to his alcohol abuse.Five years ago we lived apart for almost a year,during which time he stopped drinking and attended therapy sessions.When I took him back I...