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  1. Maymab

    So bizarre !

    Oh Anne, what a terrible situation you have had to contend with re your mother, and then all the worry with Mil. You are a true saint in the way you have dealt with everything and if Mil was in her right mind I am sure she would feel the same. You are an absolute tower of strength to your whole...
  2. Maymab

    My Positive friends.

    Condolences to you. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  3. Maymab

    Advice please. Mother and brother are making my life hell.

    I am not sure if you have mentioned this, but have you tried telling your mother that you are not prepared to be treated as you are any longer, and will leave if it doesn't stop? Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  4. Maymab

    3 days in a care home. Such an improvement.

    I am pretty sure she is in the best place for her. However, it would be worth discussing your problem with the care home as they should have a good idea which unit is most suitable. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  5. Maymab

    Stimulation in care homes - am I the only one who cares

    I totally understand your frustration. My husband was in a brand new Care Home incorporating many new ideas in the building and so on, but there seemed to be very little happening in the way of activities for the residents. I think one problem is the shortage of staff, and I strongly believe...
  6. Maymab

    So bizarre !

    Butting in on the Arthritis debate, I have recently undergone a hip replacement, and having done some reading on the subject, apparently grapefruit is to be avoided like the plague. Anybody else heard of that? I used to have half a pink one every day but never touch them now. Sent from my...
  7. Maymab

    Scarlett's Ode

    Nice to hear from you again, Scarlett. I am glad you are still part of the TP family. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  8. Maymab

    Dad coughing/ choking thru every meal- ?? Is this end stages?

    Alzheimer's can cause loss of the swallow reflex. That could be what is happening in this case. We Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  9. Maymab

    My Mum is gone

    So sorry. It is very early days for you and your emotions will be very raw, but take comfort from knowing that you both shared your love. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  10. Maymab

    Mum has been taken off Aricept, but no replacement yet - any ideas?

    My husband didn't do well on Memantine alone but improved when Aricept was restored as well. ' They' won't always allow this though. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  11. Maymab

    Mum passed away today

    Thinking of you at this sad time. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  12. Maymab

    just coping

    My late husband loved to see children playing and would try to talk to them. Unfortunately I had to gently discourage him, though most people were very understanding once the penny dropped. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  13. Maymab

    HELP! My dad has been whisked off to hospital-was it the right thing at this stage??

    Hi overwhelmed Will have to make this short as still having problems with tablet (keeps switching off). It is very short early days yet for you. Give yourselves time to come to terms with the situation and try to get some rest. I myself have found that things do get a little better as time...
  14. Maymab

    HELP! My dad has been whisked off to hospital-was it the right thing at this stage??

    Tried to get in touch yesterday but my Nexus is playing up. Will try again later. Thinking of you. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  15. Maymab

    HELP! My dad has been whisked off to hospital-was it the right thing at this stage??

    So sorry to hear about your loss, and very sorry that you are finding it so difficult. My husband went through very much the same as your father before succumbing to pneumonia a few months ago. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
  16. Maymab

    I have lost my husband

    Thank you all again. Your words bring so much comfort. I am very busy planning the funeral right now. I seem to have had a big surge of energy and I am sure keeping busy is helping me to cope with my feelings of loss. My two daughters and dau in law and my son have rallied round too. It is so...
  17. Maymab

    I have lost my husband

    Thank you all so much for your very kind words and wonderful support. They mean so much. And Es, I thought much the same as you suggested - that maybe he subconsciously waited for our anniversary day. I am glad a about that as it completed our 56 years. My best wishes to you all, especially...
  18. Maymab

    I have lost my husband

    I lost my dear husband of 56 years yesterday on our wedding anniversary. He had a six year tussle with Alzheimer's and a six day battle with pneumonia. I want to say what a blessing TP has been and I sincerely thank everyone who has posted. The knowledge I have gained has been a godsend in...
  19. Maymab

    William has gone

    Only just seen your post, Lady A. I am so sorry to hear the sad news about William. I have been reading your thread for ever and have gained so much help and comfort from it as many of the problems with my husband have been similar to those you have posted about William. So many thanks to you...
  20. Maymab

    Mum being moved to different home on Mon, expecting bad reaction, advice needed!

    Moving to another home My husband moved to another Care Home a couple of weeks ago. I was worried sick about it (couldn't sleep, missed 2 appointments!) but in the event it all went very smoothly. My advice would be to say as little as possible and try to distract if necessary.Also try to...