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    Two years to get this bad. What now?

    I'm so sorry @AL60
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    No Going Back. . .

    And the Risperidone has been increased again. . . now one tablet twice a day. Hopefully this will help as the hallucinations have become worse than they were two weeks ago. I have to say that the GP has been excellent through this and had sent the prescription to the chemist for carer to...
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    No Going Back. . .

    So this last week we have regressed back to anxiety, confusion, hallucinations (both visual and auditory) and all the upset that goes with it. We are 80% sure there 's no UTI (current restrictions meant we were unable to get a sample to the surgery), and so they provided three days worth of...
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    OH has passed away

    I'm so sorry @Avis but you're right, he's in better place! ((((hugs))))
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    Moral dilemma.

    I'm so sorry for your loss @Champers
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    No Going Back. . .

    Thank you @Shedrech :) I do my best for Mum, it's not always appreciated but I always will!
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    No Going Back. . .

    Just an update. . . Mum now takes a low dose of Risperidone and it seems to have done the trick as far as the hallucinations are concerned, which is great. She is slowly putting on weight, her dietitian will visit at the end of March with a view to reducing the protein shakes down to one a day...
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    Any ideas on how to make mum eat more?

    Mum is a bit hit and miss with her food. She refuses ready meals or meals on wheels, saying she is quite capable of cooking, but I know different! She has lost loads of weight , so much so that the dietitian put her on those fortified milkshakes, twice a day. We have managed to persuade her to...
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    Looking for advice - Mum driving Dad to distraction, he’s at end of tether

    I hope you hear from the Memory Clinic with an appointment soon @PollyM sounds like your Mum needs more medication other than Lorazepam. Your situation is very similar to mine last year. Such a difficult situation. Keep posting here, the support is amazing :)
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    Looking for advice - Mum driving Dad to distraction, he’s at end of tether

    Hope you can get some help for them. Keep us posted, we're here to support you through this :)
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    Looking for advice - Mum driving Dad to distraction, he’s at end of tether

    I would call 111 on their behalf,and tell them you cant get through.
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    Looking for advice - Mum driving Dad to distraction, he’s at end of tether

    I'm sure someone will be along with advice soon, but if I was you I would ring 111 and get some help! @PollyM
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    Attendance Allowance - Who signs?

    Hi Everybody, Thanks for your replies, I'll sign it and send it off on Monday! x
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    Attendance Allowance - Who signs?

    Hi there, I have, at last, completed the application form for Attendance Allowance for Mum. I have POA for both health and finance so have ticked the relevant box on the form to say that I'm applying on her behalf. Mum has fluctuating capacity but has verbally agreed for me to apply on her...
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    Sad news

    I am so sorry for your loss @Philbo
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    Recommendations for a Dementia phone

    We purchased Mum a Doro phone. Set it up. Still in the box on the shelf, never used. I dont think she knows how to use it despite us adding all relevant numbers and showing her how to use it several times.
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    No Going Back. . .

    Ok, so recently Mum started hallucinating (was seeing small children sat on her sofa) Her CPN started her on a low dose of Risperidone which seemed to be having a good effect. She has an appointment to have an ECG on Monday because I think we're going to have to increase the dose. Tonight she...
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    No Going Back. . .

    So today Mum has decided that, despite being invited to both her sisters/our house for Christmas that she would prefer to stay at home on her own. She would have been collected/returned to either house at a time of her choosing. I appreciate that this is her/our first Christmas without my lovely...