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    Esa

    You're an angel, thank you so much :)
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    A few home truths

    I will be there :o)
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    Esa

    I'm away next weekend for my daughters wedding, but will definately look at when I get back, thank you so much for the help Take care Von
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    Esa

    Gosh I wish you were close enough to meet for coffee :o) What worries me is I don't like to apply for something I'm not likely to get, (MCI diagnosis not dementia) I worry that will flag me on some sort of 'bad list'.. I'm still working, but my job isn't really suitable for me anymore, I'm...
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    Esa

    Ok , so as promised, I've just had my first appointment with the memory nurse since my MCI diagnosis, apparently I don't get another one as I only have an MCI not a dementia diagnosis (then I'd get one annually) She had never heard of ESA as normally deals with people over 65 (I'm 51)...
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    Esa

    WOW a 6 page report, you sound like my daughter lol Can I ask what the assessment you refer to included? From my point of view, I've had an ATOS assessment already for the enhanced PIP, surely that should be sufficient ? My first appointment with memory nurse since diagnosis tomorrow, will ask...
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    Esa

    My experience of Atos so far has been largely positive, but I understand that its an easier process when applying from the beginning as opposed to changing from DLA. This is such a minefield at a time when you are already struggling, wishing you ( & all of us) good luck with it Von
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    Esa

    Hi Chick Sorry, I'm probably not explaining myself ( I knew wot I meant LOL) I was diagnosed in Aug, so needed to see ATOS nurse to get my PIP sorted, I think it would help if they gave you some info that may help in the future while doing that initial consultation Von
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    Esa

    It seems to me that it would be a lot easier on us all if, when sorting out PIP benefits, we were advised about ESA & how we go about applying, I had an ATOS appointment (is that the right word) back last year, will I need another one ?? Confused
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    Esa

    HI Alison, I wondered that too, you would think so wouldn't you really, Maybe someone can clarify that, I'm worried about applying if I wouldn't be able to claim, I get very nervous about these things Von
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    Esa

    Morning all Hope you're all enjoying the lovely sunshine I have here ATM I'm wondering if anyone has experience of ESA & can give me any guidelines that you may of figured out :) Von
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    newly diagnosed

    Hi Roses I'm on my own, my only daughter lives hour & half away. If it is a confirmed diagnosis I would say to make sure you get back up from somewhere, my memory clinic offers a memory nurse ( I am currently waiting a referral to him/her). I wasn't offered any sort of support after the first...
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    Mild Cognitve Impairment

    I'm sure my daughter feels the same, my doctors have given no reccommendations or help ATM (Will be chasing next week, earliest appt I can get) I think this initial stage is just scary for everyone (my personal opinion), its the what if.. & when I find really difficult. I've read on here...
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    Pip medical assessment

    I hope your MIL got on ok today, I can only speak personally bit apart from trying to make an appointment with ATOS at a suitable date my daughter could attend, I found them brilliant. The lady assessor that came to my house was really understanding & allowed my daughter to butt in when...
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    Mild Cognitve Impairment

    Hi, I was diagnosed with MCI around 8 months ago, I try not to let the figures overwhelm me, everyone is different, I've made some 'tweaks' to my lifestyle as suggested. Last week I had a bad week especially at work & have noticed its progressing, but that's just me & at some stage I hope it...
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    Nightmare of a day

    Morning Lynne I cant even start to imagine what you went through yesterday ( I'm the sufferer, is that the right word ?) I hope that you have a better today & tomorrow..... & even the day after Take care Yx
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    Early pension release

    Hi Phil After reading these posts I've just called Tower Watson ( I worked at Barclays) & they're send me a 'ill health pension' pack I'll update when I can but they tell me that each case is looked at individually so here goes nothing
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    need to talk

    Morning Kev, Thanks for making me smile :o) Morning Sarah Already play some computer games in the hope it would help the dexterity as I see it failing in work, I'm pleased to hear that wasn't a daft idea of mine (as if) LOL
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    need to talk

    Thank you all for the lovely messages, There are no support groups locally aimed at my age group so just feeling isolated after a bad week, I seem to of gone downhill since Xmas & I'm so damn frustrated with myself I guess I'm just not sure how to move forward in a positive way (I'm watching...
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    need to talk

    Hi Spamar. Thanks for the nice message, sounds like your OH is lucky to have you Its the 1st time I've ventured on here today, all a bit overwhelming tbh