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    What's the point? It's just cruel

    Sorry to hear about the heartbreaking situation with your Dad, Red . We have the same situation with my grandad now. No life left in his eyes now, he's just 'there' but not with us if you know what I mean. Sometimes he will open his eyes and look very scared. I hope we get the peaceful passing...
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    Very end now, and,chest infection but constantly asking for fluid?

    Thank you. I spoke to my mum today about my grandad and there are definitely no nurses at the care home. There is a district nurse who visits to do procedures on the residents when required eg ear syringing. There are no admiral nurses in the area unfortunately, not for quite some distance...
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    Very end now, and,chest infection but constantly asking for fluid?

    The care home have never suggested thickening fluids or mouth care. Or anything relating to end of life dementia care , despite claiming to be a dementia care home. They just say he has a few days left and he can have whatever we wants now a statement of intent is in place. We don't think they...
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    Very end now, and,chest infection but constantly asking for fluid?

    Thank you for your kind words Maureen. I will try and fill my mind with the happy memories of grandad looking after me and my sister when we were little. There's only me, my sister and my mum , so a very small family. We need each other right now X
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    Very end now, and,chest infection but constantly asking for fluid?

    Thank you everyone for your replies. I have my Grandads cries for help stuck in my head. The carers were only trying to sit him up to stop his coughing try and change him after he'd soiled himself but he sounded so distressed and desperate. I also think he has another infection but no more...
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    Very end now, and,chest infection but constantly asking for fluid?

    My grandad is now bed bound at the home and has entered his very last stage . Today I visited him for the first time in almost 2 weeks as I live away. He's been in an out of hospital with various falls (falling out of bed) and infections. After each hospital stay he rallied a little with the...
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    Dog

    Tony I think it's a great idea. I second what others have said re getting an adult rescue dog. You may be able to get a dog that has previously lived in an apartment, or a breed that doesn't not need constant exercise Speak to Dogs Trust, they are a wonderful charity. If you own your...
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    Newbie here. Joined due to my Grandad's dementia.

    Thank you ladies for your kind words xx I had a call today from mum to say my grandad is severely deteriorating, and the hospital advised any family members to come and see him if they wish. I am heading to my mums and the hospital tomorrow to say goodbye to grandad as this is the end it...
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    Newbie here. Joined due to my Grandad's dementia.

    Hi everyone. Have been lurking for a few weeks and now joined as everyone seems so supportive. My grandad is almost 90 and has had dementia / Alzheimer's for around the past 5 years, possibly longer. He went into a care home 2 years ago after stopping looking after himself completely. Things...