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  1. M

    any advice welcomed

    Thks for yr reply Angela. Mum is 83 she doesn't have Vascula dementia. whilst on the web earlier i saw a seat/bed pad with an alarm which is set off when pressure on the pad is released - i.e. when someone starts to get up off the pad. will talk to the home today to see if this could be...
  2. M

    any advice welcomed

    mum is in a residential home for 6 months now. 3 weeks ago she had a fall and cut her head which was stiched at A&E. this week she has had 2 falls and ut her head again both treated at A&E. The Dr there said she had irregular heart and prescribed digoxin and aspirin. last night i got a call...
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    Which nursing home?

    Thanks for this Sylvia. Time is always the problem as I'm sure you know! Have now made my mind up to take some days off work to sort this out for once and for all - I feel we have been playing with it up to now - probably trying to put it to the back of our minds thinking that somehow...
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    Which nursing home?

    Unfortunately the time is coming close when Mum will have to go into a nursing/care home as she cannot continue to live safely in her own home. When we are not with her she is very lonely and very tearful and unfortunately, we can't be with her every hour of the day although my sister and I...
  5. M

    will she start to wander

    For the last two to three months, all Mum would say is that she wanted to go home - a place from her past not her present home. But just today she's asking can she stay where she is as she doesn't feel up to going home. So hopefully, the wanting to go home or go somewhere is just a phase and...
  6. M

    Feeling pretty positive

    Hi Mel - I too got a lift from your post! And I also had a couple of tears. We are thinking about respite and like you have worried over it tremendously. I feel deep down that it will be best for Mum but its just taking that first step. Anyway, have a super holiday and I know you will come...
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    Last chance for EPA tomorrow

    Thinking of you tomorrow. We recently got an EPA for my mum and had been dreading it. The solicitor had completed the form and all we had to do was get her to sign it which she did quite happily. I know its awful but we've been saying its all to do with continuing to get her pension (little...
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    Advice needed please re Nursing Homes

    Mum was diagnosed with AD a couple of years ago - she is now 81 and is wandering more and more and is getting lost and distressed. She is getting exhausted because she takes loads of things with her on her rambles! Thinking about looking for a nursing home but my sister is really opposed to...
  9. M

    A little advice needed please

    Hi there. Bra sizes are denoted as 32, 34, 36, etc, with the letter after each size denoting the cup size, etc. The usual way to measure is under the bust ie. 36". Then you need to determine the cup size i.e. a, b, c, d etc. This is more difficult but 'a' is the smallest and I think it goes...
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    When am I going home?

    This is the repeated request from my 81 yr old mum who has lived in her current house for 41 years. She was diagnosed 18 months ago but I should think it was coming on for the previous 4 yrs. Sometimes she thinks she lives at her previous house in London where she lived for 15 yrs and at other...