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  1. karaokePete

    Mental health

    Hello @Angel24 and welcome to the forum. That situation must be very difficult for you and your fellow staff members. If this man has dementia it is possible that he is acting out of character when he behaves that way. It is also unlikely that he is aware of what he is doing if he has severe...
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    UTI

    I can offer support, but not advice. Due to her progressing condition it was decided a couple of months back that my wife would have her memantine maintained and her mirtazapine increased, just like your Dad. The instruction from the memory clinic still hasn't been received by the GP. I hope...
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    Death of a partner

    Hello @Johnpp55 and welcome from me too. There is a Society Factsheet which gives some advice about this issue. If you wish to have a read just click the 2nd line of the following link and go to page 12 of the document. I hope it helps Grief, loss and bereavement (507) PDF printable version
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    Clothes off!!

    I hope that DC opens soon. The DC attended by my wife reopened this week and even though her days have been reduced to facilitate social distancing the opening couldn't come soon enough for us.
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    Taking Mum out of Care Home due to visitor restrictions

    I wish you, your Mum and all the family well with that.
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    Advice sought, can't make progress

    Hello @emily23 and welcome to the forum. I think the advice from the Helpline is sound as this can be a common enough issue and I have read many times that, in these circumstances, it takes the development of a crisis to get things done. I hope that you mother can be persuaded to act and that...
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    Transitioning loved one to care home both emotionally and physically

    Hello and welcome @BertyBinder. There is a Society Factsheet that deals with the issue of Care Homes and you may get some useful tips from that. Just click the following link if you want to read it Care homes - when is the right time and who decides? (476) PDF printable version
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    Accusations of stealing

    By the way, there is a very useful thread with great tips on communication that may interest you. Just click the following link to find it https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/threads/compassionate-communication-with-the-memory-impaired.30801/
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    Accusations of stealing

    Hello @GemB, you are welcome here and I hope you find the forum to be a friendly and supportive place. This is a common thing and just a few days ago my wife(who has dementia) couldn't find a neck chain and said it must have been stolen. I think that is often a default explanation when things...
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    Welcome to Dementia Talking Point! Find out more and say hello.

    Hello @Kimm you are welcome here and I hope you find the forum to be a friendly and supportive place. I hope you have time to take a good look around the site as it is a goldmine for information. When I first joined I read old threads for information but then found the AS Publications list and...
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    What to say?

    Hello @HJW, you are welcome here and I hope you find the forum to be a friendly and supportive place. A lot of what you detail if very familiar to myself(I care for my wife) and is all too common. I hope you have time to take a good look around the site as it is a goldmine for information. When...
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    Chest infections versus vascular dementia

    There have been a few threads about recurring chest and other infections over recent years. If you use the' Search' facility and input 'chest infections' you will be able to see previous comments. I hope that helps.
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    Caring for my Grandfather with recently diagnosed vascular dementia

    Hello @jessfog, you are welcome here and I hope you find the forum to be a friendly and supportive place. I hope you have time to take a good look around the site as it is a goldmine for information. When I first joined I read old threads for information but then found the AS Publications list...
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    New member

    Hello @Burnlee you are welcome here and I hope you find the forum to be a friendly and supportive place. I hope you have time to take a good look around the site as it is a goldmine for information. When I first joined I read old threads for information but then found the AS Publications list...
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    Sundowning

    Hello @Lorraine D There is a useful Society Factsheet for this and other behaviours. Click the 2nd line of the link below to read the document. I hope it helps Changes in behaviour (525) PDF printable version
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    How to handle outbursts?

    Hello @David Hailstone and welcome to the forum. My wife has most of those behaviours but to a lessor extent. I would suggest the action that I took - talking to the GP about meds and asking for a referral to Social Services for a needs assessment. Taking that action helped me a lot. Now that...
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    Carers not doing their hours

    The place to open new threads can be found with the following link - I hope that helps - https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/forums/i-care-for-a-person-with-dementia.70/ I don't have experiencer of home care providers but wonder if a chat with a Manager would help.
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    Mum diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

    Hello @BevGB and welcome to the forum. My experience with my wife's dementia is that it can take a while for the medics to find the right meds so I would stick at that. Keep a record of everything so that nothing is missed when you talk to them. Please keep posting as you will get...
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    Advise regarding whether fitting a camera is ethically right !

    Hello @Aliharper22, you are welcome here and I hope you find the forum to be a friendly and supportive place. I know that camera installations have been discussed before so maybe use of the 'Search' facility would throw up these discussions for you. I hope you have time to take a good look...
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    Welcome to Dementia Talking Point! Find out more and say hello.

    Hello @borghild, you are welcome here and I hope you find the forum to be a friendly and supportive place. I know that sometimes it is required to put meds in yogurts etc just to get them administered but I'm not familiar with the med you mention. I hope you have time to take a good look...