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  1. Diannie

    Continuing Health Care

    Thank you Moggymad and Canary. I’m not sure which we have either. It’s trying to get a straight answer from them. I don’t know if I am supposed to contact Adult Social Care to inform them or whether the NHS assessor would tell them
  2. Diannie

    Continuing Health Care

    can someone clarify what continuing health care involves. My husband has been in a care home for the last year. It is a dual care/ nursing home. Until 3 weeks ago he was in the residential dementia unit. Then he was admitted to hospital after suffering seizures and pneumonia. While he was in...
  3. Diannie

    Terrified of using the toilet

    Thank you for your reply LynneMcV. Unfortunately my husband is now doubly incontinent. I really thought the framed seat would help because he had been able to use one in the care home.but he was not able to use it regularly until he had been assessed by OT. By the time the assessment came...
  4. Diannie

    Terrified of using the toilet

    my husband diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 6 years ago has been in a Care home for a year. Approximately 2 months ago he developed a fear of sitting on the toilet. He panics and fights any attempts to coax or help him. He refuses to bend his legs or move backwards. They tried a raised toilet seat. He...
  5. Diannie

    Supplying own equipment in care home

    Yes. This is exactly what is happening with my husband. I thought in the meantime until the assessment it would make things easier. They probably won’t appreciate that. So I’m not sure whether to remove it
  6. Diannie

    Supplying own equipment in care home

    what are the actual rules for taking your own equipment into a care home. My husband now panics when it comes to being helped onto the toilet. He won’t bend his legs to sit down. He seems to have a fear of going backwards. There is a portable seat with a frame round (I think they are called a...
  7. Diannie

    Husband off medication. Great improvement

    Thank you, Pevensey. You are absolutely right. I want to believe it will be long term but logically I know it may only be a brief respite. I will cherish every moment he is like this. I wish you and your husband well, too
  8. Diannie

    A day of guilt and tears...

    My husband has been in a care home for a year. People tell you to try and make a life by yourself. I have joined several clubs and meet people. But I find I am just going through the motions. I still see him every day. But it’s getting harder not easier for me. Every day I am in floods of tears...
  9. Diannie

    Husband off medication. Great improvement

    Hi Pevensey. Yes. He was on Memantine, Citalopram and Circadin. Previously he started on Donepezil with and without Memantine. Then Rivastigmene. All with bad side effects eg vomiting and shakiness. Then the Consultant prescribed Memantine by itself. I found they try to scare you by warning...
  10. Diannie

    Memantine ..... how long until I see any effect?

    Hi Ohso.i have just posted a thread re my husband’s Memantine.
  11. Diannie

    Memantine ..... how long until I see any effect?

    Hi Ludlow. Would you be interested in my post? Husband off medication. Great improvent
  12. Diannie

    Husband off medication. Great improvement

    my husband diagnosed 6 years ago with Alzheimer’s has been in a care home for a year. His mobility was very poor and suffered falls. He used to go into deep sleeps and become very unresponsive but also at times agitated. We were also told he had Expressive and Receptive Dysphasia which meant he...
  13. Diannie

    Winter Indoor Activities

    My husband enjoys playing Connect 4 (donated by our Grandson). Although he doesn’t remember the rules of the game he spends hours shuffling the counters around and fitting them randomly into the frame. He’s also got a “rummage box” which he keeps bits and pieces in like his various badges when...
  14. Diannie

    Residential home - no one's like Mum

    Platinum. Your situation is very like mine. I feel so much more stressed than when my husband was at home.although physically it was draining the anguish I feel now doesn’t seem worth me having him there. I spoke to the manager on Monday (re my earlier post above). He told me when they did his...
  15. Diannie

    DOLS

    I have exactly the same question. Thank you. That’s a relief to know
  16. Diannie

    Care Home and DOLS

    my husband (Alzheimers) has been in a Care home for a month. He is not aggressive but is still active and likes walking about within the home. I have been able to take him out for walks and in the car. I have just had a phone call from Social Services who did an assessment last week. They tell...
  17. Diannie

    Recommendations for dementia care home

    Thank you, Jenniferpa. I wasn’t sure if it would be allowed
  18. Diannie

    Residential home - no one's like Mum

    Thank you, Lindy. Yes I will speak to the Manager tomorrow. He seems very approachable. I don’t want to make things worse for my husband when I am not there
  19. Diannie

    Recommendations for dementia care home

    i don’t know if I am allowed to ask. But can anyone recommend a good Dementia care home in Gloucestershire?