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    PIP & free vehicle road tax

    Many thanks for your reply Nitram.
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    PIP & free vehicle road tax

    Hi everyone. My husband will very shortly be going permanently into a care home. I know that the mobility part of his PIP payment will continue (he is on the higher rate) We currently are entitled to free road tax for our car. I was wondering if anyone knows whether the entitlement to this...
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    Affect of nursing home care on disability benefits

    Hi everyone. My husband has Alzheimer's Disease (probably late stage 6 I would say). I have been his full time care giver for almost 4 years now. We are in receipt of ESA, PIP, Carer's Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support (we live in a privately rented house) My husband is 63...
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    Respite Care

    Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to share your experiences, it is very much appreciated.
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    Respite Care

    Thank you so much for the link, I will have a look x
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    Respite Care

    Hi everyone. My husband is at a fairly advanced stage of Alzheimer's Disease. I was wondering what happens when lo's go into respite care for a short period of time. Are visits arranged first as I was thinking it must be so unsettling for them to suddenly go somewhere that is unfamiliar...
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    Going on holiday

    I've just been in touch with the assistance desk at L/B airport about the lanyards. The guy that I spoke to was really lovely, he said not to worry and that they would help in any way that they could. I'd no idea about the lanyards so a big thank you once again to those who mentioned them xx
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    Going on holiday

    Thank you so very much to everyone who has responded so far. Some really good advice given. Yes Amethyst, we will have a male friend with us and I have already thought that I can use the disabled toilets in the airport as I can then go in with him.
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    Going on holiday

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Yes I will definitely put something in front of the doors that will make a noise if moved, thank you, that is a really good tip.
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    Going on holiday

    Hi there. Yes I have declared the dementia so hopefully we should be fully covered in the event of a claim. That's a good idea, I will inform the airline and see what they can do to make going through security less traumatic for him. Thank you xx
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    Going on holiday

    Hi everyone. My husband is at stage 6 but he still has full control of his bowels and bladder and can still feed himself. We are going on holiday to Majorca in a few weeks time with some friends whom we have known for years. I realize now that this is probably a really bad idea but I have...
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    ESA and PIP forms

    Thank you Alison. I was hoping that would be the case.
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    ESA and PIP forms

    Hi everyone, just a quick question please. I am just in the process of filling out the ESA questionnaire and am awaiting the arrival of the same for PIP. It states on the form that it must be filled out in capital letters. When using extra pages, do these need to be handwritten in capital...
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    Respite care

    Hi everyone. I'm fairly new to the forum. My husband is in the late middle to early late stage of Alzheimer's Disease and I have been caring for him full time, virtually on my own. My husband never sleeps right through the night. He wakes at odd hours and starts rummaging through the...
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    Threats

    Hi everyone. I'm so sorry you are all going through this absolute living nightmare. My husband was diagnosed just over a year ago with Alzheimer's but he has had it far longer than that. He is just the same, agitation and aggression (not physical yet but I fear he could be getting to that...
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    Feeling so alone

    Is the "other" test a scintigraph scan? My husband had CT and MRI scans which both showed nothing and I was getting very frustrated because I knew he was suffering from some form of dementia and it wasn't until after the scintigraphy that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
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    Mental health assessment in France

    Hi everyone. My husband and I live in France and he is being treated for depression. He suffers confusion, loss of memory and other things which lead me to believe he is suffering from the onset of some form of dementia. The doctors are insisting that this is being caused by the depression...