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    Hi Everybody I'm Kelly

    driving I thoroughly agree about the driving. I passed my test when I was nearly 30 but over the years since Keith and I have been married I had practically given up driving as he preferred to take care of that, being such a bad passenger!! Consequently when he lost his licence because of the...
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    stopping patient driving/DVLA /experience of please

    Driving There seems to be a lot of confusion around the rules for driving and dementia. When my husband was officially diagnosed with Alzheimers the Consultant told us that we were legally obliged to notify our insurance company and the DVLA which we duly did. This was in the March, we then...
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    Hi Everybody I'm Kelly

    Hi Kelly, My husband, Keith, was diagnosed with AD at 56 (hes now 58) so I know just how you and your mum are feeling. Our two daughters are finding it very hard to see their dad gradually deteriorating. It is very difficult for us all but you find the strength to deal with it from...
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    Sympathy needed

    Sherry I have to say ladies that I find I can tolerate things much better if I have a couple of glasses of wine! I know it's not the answer but I say whatever gets you through. Janice
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    Sympathy needed

    Hi Rosalind & Twink Your posts sound very familiar. You just can't stop them fiddling and interfering with things can you! My husband used to be able to do all sorts of diy jobs in the house and now can't put a nail in but he still thinks he can do everything. I appreciate this must be very...
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    Sympathy needed

    This all sounds so familiar, it must be something about boilers and central heating and AD. My husband, Keith, is just the same. We have just had a new boiler put in and he seems to think that he has to keep bleeding the radiators every 5 minutes. He wont leave them alone and then the...
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    How to appeal against loss of driving license

    driving Hi Twink, Cars and driving have featured largely in our weekend so I was very interested to read all the posts on the subject this morning. Keith lost his licence immediately he got the diagnosis and was absolutely devasted and periodically he gets very down about not being able to...
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    Hi Twink!!

    Sleeping Hi Twink, Just read your post about your husband sleeping. My husband, Keith (58), could sleep for England since his diagnosis. He is asleep as soon as he sits down in the evening, sleeps his way through most of the evening just surfacing now and again and as soon as he gets to...
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    Dad's stopped dying continually

    I have had a real pig of a weekend and feel really depressed but I suppose reading the posts on this thread has helped me to realise there are others going through the same thing. After having a new central heating boiler put in 3 weeks ago the stupid thing decided to pack up on Thursday...
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    getting in debt

    I have found this a problem with Keith being at home on his own during the day. He has made appointments for double glazing,demo of an automatic bed, signed up for new credit cards, agreed to charity collecting etc. Luckily most of the companies seem to phone back to confirm the appointments...
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    Can Anyone Help Me - Re: MMSE?

    Just to back up Katie's comments, I too work as a secretary in a hospital and our Consultants send copies of clinic letters, discharge summaries etc to the parents of our babies. When Keith saw the Consultant in August this year she sent us a copy of the letter she sent to the G.P. as...
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    Any advice on flying with AD patients ?

    Just on the subject of travel insurance, when I had to arrange some for Keith and myself at the start of this year I informed the insurance company that he had Alzheimers and they said they would have to check. This they did and came back to me thanking me for informing them but they said that...
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    Another blow!

    Hi Linda Just read your message and just wanted to sympathise. Not much help I know but I feel for you. I have a bad cold at the moment and everything seems much worse when you don't feel well doesn't it? My husband is on 10mgs of Aricept and he seems to be coping reasonably well on that...
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    Its a war zone

    Connie, I know exactly what you mean about not changing things. Keith is my second husband, having been divorced after 8 years in my first marriage. My first husband was a pig of a man who was handy with his fists, if you know what I mean. Someone recently said to me that if I had stayed...
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    bathing

    Reading all your posts about bathing/showering has definitely helped me come to a decision about our bathroom. My husband is not that bad yet that he wont wash/shower although he has never been a great one for taking a bath. Admittedly he has to be gently reminded to take a shower but will have...
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    Memory clinic

    Hi Katie, When I read your letter it was as if I had written it myself!! As you know I am a medical secretary like you and still working full time while Keith is at home. I know exactly how you feel. I feel so guilty going off in the morning as sometimes he looks so lonely and sad and says...
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    Mystery Bra's

    Hiding things My husband has a thing about hiding his cameras - video and digital. We had to go on holiday this year minus the camera because he had hidden it just before we left and no-one could find it. My daughters found it tucked away on a top shelf in the kitchen but I have also found...
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    Awareness Week - Younger People with Dementia

    Dear Brucie, I have just read your article and found it very moving. My husband is in the early stages of Alzheimers, being diagnosed last year at the age of 57 but looking back I think it started much sooner than that but was so gradual that I and my daughters didn't really notice it to...
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    Hello I'm new!

    Hi Linda, My husband lost his driving licence last year and I think that is the one thing that hit him hardest of all and like your husband it was very quick, they really don't give you much warning which I think is very unfair. We also found that we had a lot of conflicting information...
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    Hello I'm new!

    Friends Hi Katie (and Linda) My name is Jan and I too am new to this site. I must say it is brilliant to read messages like yours and know that I am not alone in so many things that are happening to us. My husband, Keith, was diagnosed last March at the age of 56 and our world seems...