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    Wandering

    Oh the wandering, my dad hears voices calling him in the night so either opens the windows and starts shouting in the middle of the night, or goes into everyone's bedrooms or wandering outside, he was found at 3.30am around 3 weeks ago by a family friend. 2 Sunday's ago he went out at 6am and...
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    Sundowning

    Ahhh yes sundowning, my dad is worse in the winter due to the longer nights, now his confusion seems full throttle. Last Thursday he went out at 3pm after lots of protests from us we couldn't stop him, he didn't get in till 4am. I drove around from 8-12 then again 1-2.30, phoned the police at...
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    Confusion and Hospitals

    Well ground hog day again, up at 1am wanting to go to the other house bought him back to his room, then at 2am on the dot he's off again this time I let him go out I followed him in my car he went to the bus stop round the corner so I parked up a little distance away where I could see him, had a...
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    Grandad won’t sleep longer than 2 hours

    Thank you so much thats just what im looking for I will be up maplins this afternoon
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    Grandad won’t sleep longer than 2 hours

    Hi Grandadshelper I'm going through this with my dad I actually started a thread at 2am this morning when he wanted to go to work. He's been retired 20 years. I have no suggestions unfortunately but I do have a question, where did you buy the sensors for the doors that send alerts to your...
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    Confusion and Hospitals

    Morning All As you can see it's 2am and I'm up with my dad, at 1 am I caught him by the front door on his way out to his "other house" told him to go back to bed we'll go when it's light outside. So he goes up. Now I've caught him trying to go out again this time he wants to go to work...
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    Radio 2 Now Subject POA

    Radio 2 subject on now POA, interesting listening
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    Well that's a new low for me

    Hello again all hope you're all as well as can be. Had another low point this weekend, my daughter (8 years old) asked me yesterday why grandad (my dad) treats her differently to her brother in that he's always picking up on things she does, that really got to me to hear that come out of an...
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    Selective Memory

    Thank you all for your replies. The last couple of days he keeps talking about the other house, if I'm not there where he can see me he asks my mom if I'm at the other house. He did it this morning not recognising his own house I sat and spoke with him then it was as if a switch went in...
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    Selective Memory

    Hi Lady A Thank you for your fast reply When I've asked him to describe the house it's definitely the house in the other country even tells us who stays there sometimes which is correct but when he says he wants to go and see them obviously he can't, I'd love to take him for a 2 week holiday...
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    Selective Memory

    Hello All, Sorry I only seem to be coming here with my problems lately, I'm just really struggling at the moment and need to find a way of dealing with it. My dad, 85 diagnosed with Dementia 3 years ago, is now wandering every day looking for his other house in the next town, this house...
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    Psychiatrist Visit

    So the psychiatrist has been today with his assistant a very pleasant lady, I'd written down everything and passed it to him, he didn't look at it in hoping he will look at it at a later time. Anyway surprise surprise my dad was in bed when they came 1pm, so I spoke to them for a while then he...
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    Psychiatrist Visit

    Hi Lady A Thanks for your reply, I'm going to write things down this afternoon to pass onto the psychiatrist, he's very very confused lately I definitley think he needs something to help. Thanks again
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    Psychiatrist Visit

    Hello All, Hope everyone is well, following a "low" period a couple of weeks ago where my dad was prescribed Resperidone by the GP, this has taken the edge of things slightly but there have been a couple of occasions where he has been more confused than ever for instance I found him putting...
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    More delusional now than ever after starting resperidone

    Hi Thanks for your replies, can I ask what time of day do you give the PWD their Resperidone tablet, morning or evening? I only ask as our GP said to give my dad the tablet in the morning but I found out today my mother has been giving it him in the evening. I told her not to give him one...
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    My dad wanted to know where his bedroom is! Please could I have a cuddle!

    Hi My dad asks about dead relatives all the time, or repeatedly asks my mother is so so still alive but they died while my mother was still a child
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    More delusional now than ever after starting resperidone

    Morning all I hope everyone is well. Just wandered if anyone looking after a PWD found they suffered with more delusions after starting resperidone, my dad started on small dose this week but we found that last night he was more delusional the ever, talking to the walls, believing a little...
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    A couple of things - Money Obsession and Sleep issues

    Hi Sorry I can't give no advice but we had this with my dad in the winter, if he napped for 20 mins in the afternoon he thought he'd been asleep all night and it was time to get up for breakfast. When he thought it was morning but was actually 9 in the evening even opening the curtains to...
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    My dad wanted to know where his bedroom is! Please could I have a cuddle!

    My dad did this earlier this week asking where the toilet is, then getting settled in the living room and saying how much he likes it there and that it's the first time he's been in that room, this is his house of 50 years so sad
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    Delusions and Medication

    Hello all Thank you so much for your responses, well today has been another terrible day from this morning, so much so I bought a packet of cigarettes I haven't smoked since January. Hope you're all sitting nicely it's another one of my long posts. Anyway this morning starts with the...