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    Imaginary friends

    Friends, real or not Hi all.....thanks for your replies.....yes, I think you are right, as long as they are happy what does it matter. At least my Mum knew where he was whilst he was just sat there 'chatting' and not on one of his wanders. I know that people tend to avoid talking to him...
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    Imaginary friends

    Today my Dad has started talking to 'someone'. He is sat outside in a garden chair having a very animated conversation, smiling, talking and listening. Although he has 'seen' people and dead bodies before he has not had conversations with them. Is this a lasting phase in anyones experiences...
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    power of attorney

    enduring power of attorney Hi Helen, have just been to link and saved the forms. Next step is getting mum organised. Thank you.
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    Nasty behaviour

    Same here, never heard mum and dad swear above a d**n, now dad swears at people and mum repeats it back to me what he has said. :eek:
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    Nasty behaviour

    bad temper Along with the paranoia the bad tempered outburst towards my mum by my dad is very hard to accept as it is alien to his character. He also threated to kill me yesterday in one of his not being able to recognise me phases and I was worried he might have a go at my husband as he said...
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    Feeling helpless

    paper + pen Putting on a brave face is quite probably what my Mum is doing to most outsiders and yes, writing all feelings down will be useful and also hopefully a release. I will suggest this and try to get Mum to show her real face to the world. Thanks. A
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    Feeling helpless

    Help available Thanks for your replies.....my Dad has been diagnosed with vascular dementia earlier this year and has seen a consultant who has tried various drugs so far with no success. I am losing confidence with the medication side of things as they all seem to bring about their own side...
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    Feeling helpless

    Hi, I am new to the group and am looking for support. My Dad is in rapid decline....he is suffering badly from paranoia and wandering constantly. He is also becoming quite aggressive which is totally out of character and my Mum is getting to the end of her tether. I have so many questions I...