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    what to do when you just cant go on

    Thankyou all for such kind words, i think i too should have a contingensie plan, i am a social worker and i work with older people but believe you me it is very different when it is your family. I shall search the homes i know to find one that i would be truly happy with if the worst comes to...
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    Hello everyone

    Hello Ginny I agree with you, my dad has alzheimers, in many ways he is not there anymore, but from time to time he comes out with a pearler of wisdom and love and its those bits that i hang onto, and then realise my dad is still with me, he just cant always show it. Good luck to you all, i...
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    what to do when you just cant go on

    Hello there everyone I was just wondering and having a bit of a worry about the future. My dad has alzhiemers and is doing well, he is on medication and has hardly deteriorated in the last year so that is ace, we have help from social services and between us all we manage ok( JUST ABOUT) but i...
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    Advice please

    Hi there, sorry to hear about your struggles but you will find it helps just knowing that others are going through the same stuff as you. It is a bit ironic how the best carers always seem to be the ones who have the most stuff to cope with like big family, full time job, no car etc, and the...
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    coping tips

    thankyou all for the responses, we have got a very good social worker and have got direct payments set up, my dad would not go to a day centre in a million years as he thinks the people are old and mad, he does not realise he is 72 and has alzheimers!! but anyway i advised my mum to join the...
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    coping tips

    hi there i am new to this so if i get it wrong i am sorry, my dad has alzheimers and my mum is the main carer, they manage quite well but that is providing my mum does not leave dad alone, if she goes out even for a short while she always comes home to a disaster. I try to help as much as i...