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    Licence taken away!

    My dad was told last month after a tia that he was banned from driving with immediate effect.. He got very upset and really really angry. Before being discharged from hospital he tackled the doctor who finally agreed to see him 3 times over next 6 months and to review the situation then. Has...
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    First my mam, now my dad

    Thanks everyone for replying! I'm working on bringing more balance into my life. I've signed up for a drama class on Mon afternoons.. it's not serious acting, just for laughs It starts tomorrow but I have to miss it as my dad has 2 hospital appt. On Fri afternoons I'll be doing 1hr relaxation...
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    My poor mum

    Hi Springy, my mam was in hospital for 9 weeks last year due to delirium. It was a nerve wrecking time as like you now, we weren't sure if she would ever come home. It was awful seeing her so distressed, so paranoid. She's on anti psychotic drugs since and is living at home. Springy, I know it's...
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    Wish I didn't love my dad so much

    Your strong love for your dad is so obvious throughout your post! Every carer understands totally what you meant. There are so many phases with this disease, each one causes more problems, more loss and needing to learn to adjust again. As others have said you have done so much for your dad...
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    First my mam, now my dad

    Thanks IzzyJ for replying so late! I felt really flooded on wed, thurs but thankfully it has passed! I've been putting off posting my message for a while and thought tonight since I feel a bit better I would go for it! I love the way everyone here is so genuine and you can feel the strong bond...
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    First my mam, now my dad

    I originally joined back in 2011. I have found this website so useful, somewhere that I can come to get tips (from others' who post), to be reminded that I do need to keep an eye on my own needs too and also to reduce the loneliness that can come about in a carer's role. I have made a decision...