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    Aaaaargh! Pain of the day

    Hi again Thanks for your advice Bruce It has helped a great deal. I went along to see mom on Sunday and she seemed a little more "settled". My Dad is going through some of the emotions you so rightly describe and understand, and Sunday pm I had a call from him in a very emotinal state...
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    Mirrors and Hard Times.....

    Mirrors and hard times Hi Charlie You may also want to contact Age concern and Help the aged, Crossroads, local churches and community centres. All will hopefully have volunteers in your parents area and will do anything from befriending, walks , trips to the shops, light gardenig etc. Give it...
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    Can you help me?

    can you help me Dearest Ruthie Be strong, seek some happy moments in each day, it's so very tough..........................lots of us are all thinking of you right now. My mom has had a couple of bad days in her new home and it's heartbreaking. I don't know what Ill hear or feel like this...
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    Aaaaargh! Pain of the day

    Advice from experienced carers Hi to you both Angela and Bruce I only found this site 2 days ago and already find it an enormous help to speak to others sharing similar experiences. As both of you seem to have a wealth of experience in the field i wondered if I could ask some advice. I am a...
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    Mirrors and Hard Times.....

    mirrors Love a best wishes to us all going thru this and thank goodness for this site!!! Lynn
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    Mirrors and Hard Times.....

    Talking to mirrors sorry I posted that b4 I had finished writing!!!!!!!! As I was saying when I visited my mom this week in the home she would continually go to her bathroom and stand looking in the mirror............this time she did get very upset tho'and that was heart breaking. Who knows...
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    Mirrors and Hard Times.....

    Talking to mirrors Hi My mom has multi infarct dementia and now that you mention it seems to get alot of comfort from looking in the mirror. For some time now when visiting my house she would stand quietly in front of the mirror in the lounge rocking from side to side and sometimes quietly...
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    Can you help me?

    Hi I had to take my mom in to full time EMI care home only last week. It breaks your heart as a family but there comes a point when home care even with support becomes just too much. We chose not to tell her until we got there and the manager of the home was just excellent at taking that...