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  1. chris53

    Partner in denial

    Good afternoon Annakey, a warm welcome to you to Talking Point...a big dilemma as their world becomes not the same as ours,with both of our mums this became very obvious that whatever they said was law...the only way we could get more practical medical help was to summarise the problems that...
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    Advice on moving dad to sheltered

    Hi Deb, a warm welcome to Talking Point, it's great that your dad will have more support from living in sheltered accommodation,and understand your concerns that he may probably be disorientated on where his new home is, am guessing this is warden controlled? maybe it will be good to have a chat...
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    advice on what to do

    Good Morning chesterw,welcome to Talking Point. We used the same approach as did Grannie G,with both my mum and mother in law,their doctors were then able to assess them in a covert way,usually by a "well women" check up saying it would help them(the doctors) get their records up to date. Please...
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    Welcome to Talking Point - introduce yourself here

    Good evening Sunflower, a warm welcome to Talking Point, am so sorry you are feeling so down probably to lack of information from the hospital, am guessing,only from experience that the nil by mouth may be because of her being on morphine,as it can make someone vomit which in itself can cause...
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    Welcome to Talking Point - introduce yourself here

    Good morning Lindmand, a warm welcome to you to Talking Point,hope this site will be of help and support to you as and when needed. So sorry that mum does not seem to like her pads changing, a difficult situation for a lot of us, can only suggest that you may wish to contact mum's doctor, for an...
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    Welcome to Talking Point - introduce yourself here

    Hi Shen, a warm welcome to you to Talking Point,so sorry that your mum has just been recently diagnosed with dementia, it may take some time for this news to sink in,so anything that's on your mind,post away,there is usually someone around day or night on here,pleased you have found this...
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    Stoma bag and incontinence pad

    Good afternoon cake4tea,firstly I hope your mum is recovering well from her operation, sorry you have not had any replies yet,maybe bumping this post may generate some,hoping the hospital may be able to request that a storma nurse contact or visit to help and advise as soon as possible.
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    Welcome to Talking Point - introduce yourself here

    Good afternoon Maureen 1, a warm welcome to you to Talking Point,much support and understanding here. Dementia seems to make its own rules and what works for one person,doesn't for another,in relation to having different carers,it will take a lot of strain and sole responsibity off one chosen...
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    Toliet Problems In Care Home

    good afternoon sixy,it seems to be a very common problem with not enough staff to do more regular checks,but it does seem very uncaring and somewhat neglectful for dad to be confined to his room,lying on his side to prevent pressure on his sore bottom,because of the possibility of being left in...
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    Crisis! Help!

    Hi Verity,a warm welcome to you to Talking Point. Oh boy such a lot going on for you and your family,trying so hard to get mum and dad much needed help, just because your parents are self funding doesn't always mean that Social Services,could or should dismiss your situation, vulnerable adults...
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    Welcome to Talking Point - introduce yourself here

    Hello Jane, good afternoon, a very warm welcome to you to Talking Point, your mum has been through and battled some very traumatic times in her life,and now mum,you and your family have more battles in trying to understand and cope with this unpredictable world of dementia, so please be assured...
  12. chris53

    Welcome to Talking Point - introduce yourself here

    Good evening Jale, welcome to Talking Point, much support and understanding here,whenever you need to talk. So sorry you seem to be overwhelmed at the moment,it sounds like your brother is finding it difficult,as mum may have different needs now,hoping your brother will have a re-assessment done...
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    Lewy body dementia at age 47

    Good morning Pantera, a warm welcome to Talking Point,much support and understanding here. Am so sorry you are distressed by being told either you or a loved one has Lewy body, am hoping you are getting support and above all information to help, many on here have first hand experience of LB and...
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    Toilet Problems

    Hi Dawn, welcome to Talking Point, maybe because of mum's UTI this may be making her a bit more confused, this may ease off when her infection has gone,great idea for a manicure and cutting her nails short,a real pampering session:p maybe that may then encourage her to have a wash,great the...
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    Welcome to Talking Point - introduce yourself here

    Good Afternoon Oasis2, so sorry you are struggling now after so many years,the willpower of our loved ones not to let go and be at peace,at times is so difficult to accept and it's so hard just watching and waiting,although it's maybe a relief that mom is at home rather then in hospital as she...
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    Welcome to Talking Point - introduce yourself here

    Good afternoon AngnMam, a warm welcome to Talking Point, lots of information here which may be of help now or in the future, carers who care share their experiences and how they cope with dementia, lots to read, as well as fact sheets and our help line if needed are here. Please don't hesitate...
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    What Next?

    Fingers and toes crossed for you Lady Eleanor:rolleyes:
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    What Next?

    Good evening Lady Eleanor,just a brief "sharing of experience" regarding your mum smoking,my mum in law was a smoker and that was more of a worry then the dementia,for some reason she started to use her lighter to light kitchen towel to light her ciggies,and set fire to her kitchen bin...
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    Not Sure

    Good Evening Dogdayafternoon, welcome to Talking Point, so sorry you are not able to get your wife seen by her doctor,maybe you could write to the doctor,in confidence,regarding your concerns? at least then it would be on record,and doctors can usually come up with a "cunning plan" ;)to see your...
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    carer of parent with dementia

    Good afternoon treasamac,a warm welcome to Talking Point,so sorry you seem to feel overwhelmed at the moment 24/7 caring even for a short while can be exhausting, have you thought about some respite? in order for you just to have a few days space and recharge...have a chat with mum's...