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    Talking Clocks

    Had a play today......:) It either says 5.27 pm or "nearly half past 5" without mentioning morning or afternoon. Bother, I thought it would be Ok for you. Obviously that bit wasn't a problem for mum then (how soon we forget!) Other than that it's pretty foolproof. Ah well..... SK
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    Talking Clocks

    Have you looked at the detailed info on it? I remember it had two types of time-telling like "3.27" or "nearly half past three" but can't remember if there's anything like "3.30 in the afternoon" I'll have a little play when I go round tomorrow.....:)
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    Talking Clocks

    Mum used to struggle at night to "read" the time and didn't twig whether it was day or night ( haven't we all had the phone calls in the middle of the night??) I got a talking clock from RNIB, it was about £40 then. The most ugly thing in the world, basically a red box, but it did the trick. Two...
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    Aricept isn't helping.

    Thanks for all your comments. I'm going to retire from this thread because I shall get metaphorically shot for saying this... Obviously the medication hasn't helped because she is much much worse than a year ago. Yes it mightpossibly have slowed the decline but what for? Mum talks very little...
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    Aricept isn't helping.

    I've seen posts on TP about Aricept and how it's helped slow down the march of this horrible disease. Does anyone have much experience of it NOT helping at all? And if that's the case have the experts tried something else? I'm not thinking about people stopping because of side effects. Mum...
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    "naughty" mother

    I confess I took it to mean she was being wilful which is why I was annoyed. It still seems patronising to me. I agree that there are things you can say to your own relative that would not be appropriate from someone else. Still, in the great scheme of things........
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    "naughty" mother

    Am I being reasonable in being a bit cross when I hear my mum being referred to as "naughty" for refusing to take her tablets?? She's a grown woman but has AZ..... Is this a symptom of the level of training and empathy of care staff or am I going off on one over a phrase?? SK
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    Can aricept speed the progression of the illness?

    My mum was put on Aricept a while back and I seemed to be constantly looking for improvement - even though I knew inside that a) she was only on a low dose and b) it was only a short time since she started on it. There were a certain amount of doom feelings whenever she then had a bad day. We...
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    Stages in AD

    thanks - I knew it was me!!:o Have saved the pdf for future perusal. SK
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    Stages in AD

    Several timesI have come across someone mentioning a "stage" in AD - stage 5 or whatever. This doesn't mean anything to me. Is there somewhere on the website that can tell me ( nothing jumped up and bit me when I looked, but that could just be me) or could someone help? Thanks Sek kong
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    Aricept

    Hello Richard What I was told when Mum started on it ( only a month ago) was that if it worked, there should be at least a plateau or a slight improvement, as said in the previous post. Mini mental tests are done periodically and if the improvement/ plateau continues than so can the medication...
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    Respite Problem ...... again

    Hi Daisy G This has probably been said, but here goes.... Don't feel bad. The only way to cope is to ignore them. Book the respite, tell them (if they need to know) and do it. If they whinge suggest politely that they could have him instead. (!) Don't get drawn into the "why aren't you coping"...
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    Aricept

    This is probably going to sound a bit weird.... Mum's been put on Aricept, low dose for a month, then if all goes well up to 10mg. I was talking to my other half saying that there didn't seem to be much of a difference in Mum (I know it's not long) but then he said that if it was working (ie...
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    Care Homes

    Thanks for the advice. Mum is in a home and they do seem caring it's just that everyone (not the staff!) seems to just sit there. I know some are in worse (mental) states than others but there are several who are more physically unable to get about. Mum says it's dull. Some of this is her AD I'm...
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    Care Homes

    I'm a new member with a recently diagnosed AD mum.How do you really know how good a home is? Looked at inspector's reports, don't know anyone in the same position. I am sure it is caring but the residents don't seem to DO anything. Mum doesn't want to do colouring in. Should I just be grateful...