I can relate to the hearing aids. Mum’s next door neighbour “ came in and stole them”.
Mum’s in a care home now, and the hearing aids are with mum, not that she “needs” them, she also can hear a pin drop, certainly hears me speaking to the carers.
After my mum went into a care home (vascular dementia) 2017, I wrote to family and friends giving them my contact information and the situation. Those that responded got a card this year, but only from me. Mum showed no inclination to send cards, and she had been an avid 50 card sender.
I’m sorry I didn’t realise it was your first post, there is a thread called Welcome to TP, it’s highlighted in pink, probably a few pages back, you may get more responses posting there, more people will see it, and give more assistance.
I’m sorry to hear of your diagnosis.
If you go with a prepaid funeral plan consider your wishes, and write them down. Type of service, hymns, cremation or burial.
It’s tough to think of these things, but if family do not know your wishes it can cause discord in a family at a sad enough time.
Mum, no Wi-fi, no computer used to chat with them, “ how’s the weather where you are, I love your accent , is it from (wherever), mostly they hung up on her.
I use the “I’m renting this house” Certainly cuts down on calls
Up date on the slipper hunt. Mum had been wearing Velcro sandals but her feet got so swollen that they were no longer safe, and the staff had “mislaid “ them for safety her favourite tennis like shoes were separating from the soles. I’d been trying to get rid of them for ages, I managed to...
Just a lighter post, earlier this year, Mum said she wanted to go home NOW. I looked out of the window and said “in this” Yes, horizontal snow shower! So she decided to wait a few days. I lucked out that day with my reason why not that time.
It does come as a syrup, according to search engine, but the dose is 1mg in 1cc, so still a very small quantity. As always, ask a pharmacist, if local one no help try another. There must be a solution.
Mum’s in a CH. Last year I sent cards to every person in her address book whose name I recognised. (In fact I’ve been doing the same this evening)
with a brief note about mum’s illness.
Any cards she/I received that I had not sent to, I responded to. (If I had an address)
Mum prided herself on...
Mum (in CH) has been awarded winter fuel payment, it’s in an interest bearing account, and there it will stay until needed.
I have quite enough problems with her finances without looking for more with the pensions people.
The knicker Hunt is over, as suspected, all packed ready for our trip north today! Pity it’s snowing “somewhere” up north so trip postponed a few days.
Other excuse........need to book seats, need to bring big suitcases, cold, rain etc etc.
Latest problem is swollen feet, home have “mislaid “...
My mother, who used to have immaculate drawers, is a packer, she packs and unpacks every couple of days, so some days all is tidy, other days a tip. One of my grouches with the care home is other people’s underwear in amongst Mum’s. Most of hers is labelled with embroided tape, no mistaking it...
There are sugar free sweets out there. The sweetener unfortunately can have laxative properties. Boots, Holland and Barrett, M&S, Polos all have SF versions. Some “old fashioned sweet shops” also do SF versions of the older type sweets.