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    'Caring for my husband who has dementia with Lewy bodies': a personal account by Meg Wilkes

    My husband has DLB and it is becoming more and more difficult with him being non compliant and therefore causing an argument at the slightest thing . I am a very practical person and can usually see away to improve a problem area but he will just not accept this . One thing which is really...
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    Answering back all the time! Help please.

    dont Worry Cat I realise you didn’t mean to make me feel worse infact knowing you mess up too makes me feel somewhat better. People who don’t live through this really have no idea, especially family!! Strangely most of my friends most of whom are older than me , either have had partners with...
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    Answering back all the time! Help please.

    Thanks for replying Cat and I doubt it was you personally who wrote those things as I have a copy of the first part that was given to me by ‘the team’ The second part has just made feel absolutely awful and failing in my duties. It seems to be written by someone in an office who has heard many...
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    Answering back all the time! Help please.

    Unfortunately there is not enough wall space for another grab rail what with the loo roll,and the radiator, which the towel rail is above. It was very strongly attached in the first place. The shower cubicle is to the left hand side and the basin to the right. Very small room about 6x8. Thanks...
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    Answering back all the time! Help please.

    Good morning all. I really am beginning to feel I’m not the nice person my friends and I think I am . My husband was diagnosed with vascular and Lewy body dementia 5years ago and yes, I believe the tablets have helped but in the terrors he started attacking himself and it could take an hour to...
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    New Kid on the block

    Time out It was just great to get away to the Winchester Christmas market, the weather was beautiful, blue sky and sunshine. It did me the world of good I just wish I had had longer , there was so. Uch I didn't get to see. I would also love to see Chatsworth at this time of year too. You were...
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    New Kid on the block

    Rivastigmine This drug does seem to have helped with the night terrors, The dose is now 3 mg twice a day. Sadly he now has a urine infection but I very quickly pushed and got antibiotics for him within a matter of hours. Initially they worked brilliantly, within four hours he was looking...
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    New Kid on the block

    Honour After 1 month the Rivastigmine seems to be working With no side effects. He gets put on a higher dose this week for the next month, so fingers crossed. Glad to say life this week has been easier, thinking of all you poor souls who are having a very bad time of it like a dear friend...
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    New Kid on the block

    Honour Thank you I think I did 'reply and quote post' last time. Thank you to all of you for your support. My husband was put on Rivastigmine, the lowest dose at present, last week. We await to see if any difference is made, it's hard to say yet. The dose should go up again this week. Our...
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    New Kid on the block

    Honour Can somebody please explain how to reply!!! I wrote a reply to all you kind folks but it seems to have got lost in the ether?!! I thought I did it this same way, so I'll wait to see what happens to this.
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    New Kid on the block

    This is my first contact with talking point and I 'm not sure if i'm doing this right! :) there is 20 yrs between me and my husband who is 85, who started with dementia 3 years ago and although I know it is going to get a thousand times worse:(( I am beginning to feel the strain on certain...