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    Ideas for Xmas gifts for younger ladies with AD

    DianeG, your build a bear idea sounds great! I was thinking it may be an idea to get your mum to record a message so that when she's in the later stages you and your family will have that precious memory of your mum? jackie x
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    Ideas for Xmas gifts for younger ladies with AD

    Christmas gifts Hi DianeG Like yourself my mum is in the early stages of AD and is 60.Also like your mum, mum has no hobbies,interest in smellies,clothes etc, so she has always been difficult to buy for. This year I have bought her a beautiful silver photo frame which is engraved with the...
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    headshave

    update Just to let you know, I had my hair shaved yesterday, it looks dreadful but will grow :eek: . So far my total stands at £900. Thanks to all who sponsored me :)
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    headshave

    thanks Hazel :) I dont think im being brave though, the way i see it is, it's only hair, which will grow back. My mams memory won't return, so i'm happy to shave it......who knows, i may like it :D
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    headshave

    hi everyone. Mam was diagnosed with alzheimers at the end of last year, aged 60. We are one of the lucky families who receive support from a nurse and mam is on arricept. Last week i decided i wanted to do something to raise money for our local branch of alzheimers society. So i decided to do a...
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    Denial?

    Hi Anne, I sympathise with you as my mum was diagnosed late last year at the age of 59. My husband thinks I am in denial, maybe I am. However as I see Mum most days, I see very little change in her and can't comprehend that it's possible to deteriorate so rapidly. In my attempt to stay...
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    Can anyone help?

    thank you Thankyou all for your help and suggestions. I shall certainly start keeping a diary. Mums nurse is coming on Thursday this week and I shall mention the falls to her. We have also made an appointment to see her GP.
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    Can anyone help?

    Mum was diagnosed with alzheimers. She had complained to me very recently about aching legs.I was with her when her leg buckled and she stumbled, she fell down the stairs at the weekend and yesterday fell in the street, a paperboy helped her up.
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    Can anyone help?

    This is my first visit to this site and have found much comfort and encouragement after reading so many of the messages. My Mum was diagnosed in November last year at the age of 59. Although this wasn't a complete surprise to us, it is still difficult to accept. Mam is a carer to my 28yr old...