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    Hello

    Hi Emily, Welcome to Talking point, sorry to hear about Your Nan, it’s a terrible illness. My Gran also suffers from alzheimer's, She’s been living with my mum for the last year or so now, and much like with your own experience her health seamed to have suddenly gone down hill. If you...
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    JanetMargaret

    Hi JanetMargaret, It must be so hard for you all. You must be so worried about your mum, and with your father not being in good health it must be a such a worry. This may sound harsh but your dads first priority must be his own health, its so important he takes care of himself and gets...
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    Sorry Just needed to rant a little - One of those weeks

    Thanks for the reply’s guys, some times it helps to just rant a little, kind of like when you stub your toe under the door, a quick out burst of a few four letter words and the pain seams to ease off a little. Margarita, we did think about respite and even spoke with the GP about it, but...
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    Sorry Just needed to rant a little - One of those weeks

    What a week ! After nearly a month of stalling we finally moved in to our new house (the person above us in the chain wasn’t ready to move) even though I was only moving two streets away from my mums house as you would expect anything that could go wrong did go wrong ! To make matters...
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    Mummy's gone

    thinking of you at this sad time. Love Josh - x -
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    Terrific news!

    Gill, I'm so pleased to hear that they have approved funding for your Gran, It must be a huge relief for you all. Keep on at your mum to go and see the doctor. every one needs a good nights sleep and your mum must be in need of one. and you'll all need a clear head when it comes to...
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    A promise kept, a journey ended.

    My thoughts are with you, So pleased that you were with her till the end, it must be a great feeling to know that Your mum is finally at peace. thinking of you, Much Love Josh - x -
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    And another thing……..

    Cate, It really is the little trivial things that seam to pull us down, I my self can pretty much cope with the "big issues" but those little issues just seam to grate on us all dont they. I also know the remote control issue all too well, my Gran (who who lives with us) is forever...
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    Needing to be in two places .....

    Hi Karen, I know exactly what your going through. The Game of “hunt the Keys/Purse/Money/Cordless phone” is a Game I know all too well. Some additional hiding places my Gran used to “put things in” prior to moving in with us. Money (Notes) – She used to say her money always went...
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    Nightmare week, Perfect ending !!!

    My mum being the main career for my Gran, was completely burnt out both mentally and physically, when one of her old friends, asked her to come and stay with her for a few days I told her she had to go, she had no choice but to go and relax for a few day. Any way, this left me home alone...
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    Absent siblings!

    Hi kayleigh, Families don’t you just love em ! Similar situation here as well, My dad died nearly 12 years ago, my Gran (My dads mum) moved in with my mum about 6 months ago, I have a very capable Aunty (Gran’s Daughter) who has plenty of time on her hands, lives about a 15 minutes...
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    Personal Hygeine.

    Hi Sylvia, This is something we have been having difficulties with also, its hard especially when the person has always been so clean and took such a pride in their appearance. What we have done (my self and my mother) is when we notice my Gran becoming a little “stinky” and she refuses...
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    Smoking ... Forgotten she had quit

    No I don’t smoke, luckily no one in the house smokes, which is a good thing considering. I do just think it triggered something in her memory that she used to smoke. That’s what we thought of doing, fingers crossed she forgets this in a few days, This afternoon she has been kept busy...
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    Smoking ... Forgotten she had quit

    Hi all, looking for some advice really, Yesterday my partner came to visit me (we used to live together until I moved back home to help my mum care for my Gran) After about an hour and half they went out side for a smoke, and this has become a real issue with my Gran. She is used to be a...
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    How do I deal with this?

    Hi Tassie, I know exactly how you’re feeling darling, it’s hard and frustrating at times. Went though the same problem in terms of medication, much like your self we sorted them out in to daily containers (breakfast. Lunch , Dinner, Bedtime) and My Gran would either forget to take them...
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    Dont know if we can continue to do this...

    Basically her GP was a …… well I’m not going to say the word as I’m trying to be polite although that’s hard when thinking about him and the fact that this could be happening to his other patients. After 2 ½ years of bashing our head against a brick wall, I contacted my GP, who has been my...
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    Dont know if we can continue to do this...

    Thanks for the replies. @ Grannie G, Your right, it does help to know I’m not the only one, some times it just feels like you are though, Almost like your trapped. But tomorrow (today now) is a new day. and thats what i keep telling myself. sometimes there are those small glimmers of...
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    Dont know if we can continue to do this...

    I’m sorry if this is the wrong place to post a this, I’m new here and could really do with some help and advice. I’m currently caring along with my mother for my grandmother who is 76, she is suffering from Alzheimer’s, its taken us nearly 3 years to finally get a doctor to say the word...