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    Lin - stored pm quota

    Sorry Lin, you've exceeded it, could you make some space please. :) Robert.
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    Later stages dementia - care at home?

    Hello Janey, Amy, Brucie (and all who have posted on this thread started by Janey) thank you for your responses and words of encouragement. I've read all 30 posts (to date) several times, and printed and highlighted all the relevant parts. I have been deliberating the possibility of bringing...
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    Later stages dementia - care at home?

    Hello Amy, I'm happy to respond to your post, because any input, positive or negative and hopefully other carers experiences of a similar situation, will help me towards a decision. A monumental decision at that and I dread getting it wrong. I think the cards are stacked against me being...
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    Later stages dementia - care at home?

    Hello Janey, I am glad you started this thread, because I find myself in a similar situation as your Dad. I have been pondering the pros and cons of bringing my wife back from her EMI care home permantly and because it would be a major decision, it needs the utmost consideration. My wife...
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    Dodgy hand

    Hello Amy, So pleased to hear that you had a good day yesterday. There seem to be so many days where despite our best efforts, things just do not work out and we are left feeling despondent, so that when a good day does come along it gives a real lift. I contacted the physio in the hope...
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    Dodgy hand

    Hello Amy, My wife has the same problem with her left hand, I think mainly due to arthritis and very painful, her right hand seems ok at present. She has been in an EMI care home for just over a year now. Being concerned at the length of time my wife spent in an armchair, since she can not...
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    Lionel's Diary, by Connie

    Hello Connie, I could'nt decide if I should post a reply. It is so hard to know what to say. Yes, placing a loved one into care, for most of us is the worst day of our lives and knowing there was probably no alternative does not help. The realization that our lives have changed for ever...
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    N.I.C.E. report conclusion this morning

    Hello Zan, While trying to make sence out of NICE's 63 pages of bumph, I did note that moderate severity only is defined as someone having an MMSE of between 10 and 20 points. Best wishes, Robert.
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    N.I.C.E. report conclusion this morning

    Hello Connie, Just like to add my hope that the changes for you and Lionel work out for you both. For some unfathomable reason NICE seem determined to limit the supply of Dementia drugs. Saying they are not cost effective, I think is pathetic. In March last year I wrote to NICE and my MP...
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    N.I.C.E. report conclusion this morning

    Hello, Lynne, Barraf and others who have posted on this thread, I've just looked at NICE guidance No 19 on the web, dated Jan 2001, which recommends donepezal, galantamine and rivastigmine should be made available in the NHS as one part of the management of some people, with mild to moderate...
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    Lionel's Diary, by Connie

    Hello Brucie, Your post is very moving, especially the occassion when Jan recited poetry. It stirred my emotions and produced moist eyes again. As you say, you don't need an explaination of my ref (in post to Connie) of the intensity of careing, experienced during care home visits. It's...
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    Lionel's Diary, by Connie

    Hello Connie, I feel for you and Lionel, the decision regarding if a move to a care home is necessary is an agonizing one, unfortunately there comes a time where there seems to be little choice. Almost a year to the day, I had to make the same decision for my wife. The worst day of my life...
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    Oops!

    Hello Michael, So, you're English like wot the rest of us are, well most of us. So, no beret, no onions over the bicycle handlebars. And a middle aged hippy even. Another illusion shattered. Oh well, c'est la vie. Bon jour (as Dell boy would say) Robert.
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    Oops!

    Hello Michael, I have read all your posts and it is abundantly clear you love Monique to bits after 47 years together. I can relate to that, having been with my wife 46 years. Sadly she has been in an EMI home for 1 year and I am lost with out her. I am fasinated with your reasoning and...
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    Not the best start for 2006

    Hello Connie, Just wanted to say how sad it made me feel to read your post, especially as you have responded to so many of our posts in the past. Somehow it seems to be particularly cruel that you and the other moderators respond with advice and support to others, while suffering the same...
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    A 4 legged friend

    Hello all, Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who replied to this thread. I have passed your responses on to my grand daughter, so that she can read them to Neo. I suspect he already knows these visits are extra special, somehow sensing his new friends are less able than some. All...
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    A 4 legged friend

    Hello Sheila, daughter and Mjaqmac, Thank you for your replies, they are much appreciated. And daughter, until you mentioned it, I hadn't thought about 'A 4 legged friend' being a song, now I'm hooked as well. For a while today it seemed Neo would put in another appearance, unfortunately...
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    A 4 legged friend

    Hello Ted, Jude, daughter, Brucie, Shelia and BeckyJan, Thanks for responding to my post ref 'A 4 Legged Friend', your comments, hugs and the missed opportunity of a kiss from Jude prompted me to add this belated PS. When I left the care home on that w/e, as usual it was dark, cold and...
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    A 4 legged friend

    Having read so many sad postings on TP, I thought you may be interested in a recent happy event. Last w/e my daughter, son-in-law, grand daughter Zoe and their dog Neo (a Samoyd - he looks like a cuddly polar bear) visited my wife at her EMI care home. Although family carers and visitors are...
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    Younger people with alzheimers

    Younger people with alzheimer's Hello Brucie and matrix45, Yes I agree, sorting through photographs helps a lot by renewing memories of happier days with instant clarity and also blunts some of the rawness of the present situation, at least for a while. It has been my intention to conduct...