• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

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    Medication reminders

    my dad has a Pivotel box which is filled by the pharmacy and a timer goes off and opens a section of the box and keeps bleeping until the box is tipped up to get the tablet out. It can be set for all different times of day etc. we got this through a referral via the social worker to The...
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    need help fast

    Hi I think you need an Independent Mental Capacity advocate (IMCA) - your dad's capacity with regards to finance (at least) needs to be assessed and the social worker should know how to get this done or any health professional i think. Once it is assessed that your dad lacks capacity you can ask...
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    driving assessmetn

    driving assmt Hi My dad had his licence revoked by DVLA because of cataracts which have now been done and vision is good. However, we had to disable his car because he kept driving it and forgetting that he had, walking home and accusing me of stealing his car. We have re-applied for the...
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    Now what?

    Hi I sympathise with this situation as my dad has also threatened us with the police because we have taken certain action due to concerns about his driving, not only from the dementia point of view but also a diagnosis of cataracts in both eyes. This has been an issue for some months now -...
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    power of attorney

    Hi just a few more thoughts to add to the great advice that is already here. You can ask social services to intervene by raising it as a safeguarding issue. They should be able to carry out a Mental capacity assessment and establish according to the criteria that your mum lacks capacity...
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    Advice needed please. My dad is obsessed about driving...

    Hi It is so reassuring that you all agree with taking the car away even though it can cause distress. It is weird that you know this is the right thing to do but the constant pressure and conversations about driving made me doubt myself at times and feel guilty. But never enough to falter in...
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    Advice needed please. My dad is obsessed about driving...

    Thanks so much Thank you so so much for that fantastic and helpful reply - I appreciate it so much. You are so kind to have gone to the effort of giving me this information and I will now take things forward. :)
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    Advice needed please. My dad is obsessed about driving...

    GP's views about driving Hi and thanks very much for all the advice you gave me . Called my dad's GP and he said that there are 4 issues: patient confidentiality dad's relationship with his GP safety of others road users dad's free will He advised that someone call DVLA anonymously to say that...
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    Advice needed please. My dad is obsessed about driving...

    Thank you for your reply. It is really difficult isn't it! my dad thinks all the doctors are prats too! The DVLA have said that the only person that can inform them is my dad - which seems like a mad system if he is incapable of telling them what they need to know. They said that if dad gives...
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    Advice needed please. My dad is obsessed about driving...

    My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers last Sept time, but he is in complete denial about this diagnosis and wants to see other doctors to get their opinions. To complicate things more he also has cataracts in both eyes (waiting to see consultant at the end of april and we've been to 2 separate...
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    New to this

    Hi It is reassuring that there are common themes, so getting advice and support and someone to share it with is going to be great especially at those times when we're feeling low or frustrated. I'm glad I've found this forum. Chippy01
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    New to this

    I'm new too! my dad's in denial Hi this is the first time that I've looked at this site and it's been really interesting to read all the comments. My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers in Nov 2011. He is in denial about the diagnosis and although he's taking the medication (when he remembers)...
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    DVLA -What to do?

    my dad's in denial Hi this is the first time that I've looked at this site and it's been really interesting to read all the comments. My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers in Nov 2011. He is in denial about the diagnosis and although he's taking the medication (when he remembers) he believes...