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    Mum has passed away

    I'm sorry I haven't replied before now, but I only get on here when I'm using the library computer. Thanks for all you messages of condolence. Most of the time I've been ok, even playing in an orchestra concert on Saturday, but just now I'm getting some mildly frightening thoughts - all part...
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    Mum has passed away

    Hello all. It's been such a long time since I was on here, but I thought I'd do you the courtesy of informing you that my dear Mum passed away 10:25am Tuesday 24 November 2009. She was in no pain and comfortable and I was holding her hand to the end. In October the home put Mum on valium to...
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    Fed-up, angry and at my Wits end - HELP!

    I just wish I knew of a way to move her with as little distress as possible. Even her doctor says she shouldn't be moved, but I'm caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Thanks for the HUG btw it's appreciated. I need to get a lot of advice on this. May pop into the local...
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    Fed-up, angry and at my Wits end - HELP!

    I'm sorry I only seem to come on here when I have a problem, but the situation is really getting on top of me now. You're more than aware of my troubles after being arrested for something I didn't do and my mum being denied visitors for over 10 months. Anyway, the bl**dy b1tch is back and...
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    my mum

    My mum is my mum. She can't speak, doubly incontinent, but she eats for England. Essentially I lost her years ago. All the laughing and the chats, but she's still here bodily. I get a kiss off her once in a while and that makes me happy, but she still holds my hand. I can understand your...
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    Remember back to my false allegation 3 years ago? Need help and advice!

    Hi Connie. I must apologise I only ever seem to come on here when I have problems. I does seem to smack of stabbing you in the back with a knife and turning it as well. I hope all are well. Mum's happy in her little self and to be honest she seems to have quite a few good days. Chat to...
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    Remember back to my false allegation 3 years ago? Need help and advice!

    I need some help and advice - please! First of all my mum is still with us and celebrated her 79th birthday yesterday. She still continues to eat like there's no tomorrow. I just need some advice from you all. If you remember back in 2004 I was wrongly accused of indecent assault on my...
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    Long time no message - Hi All

    Hello everyone. just thought I'd say hello and ask how everyone is. Personally I'm fine, a few health problems cold,sore throats etc but hey, it's winter (or it should be) Mum celebrated her 78th birthday on 8 Feb. She continues to be stable, or at least she seems to be. Good days and bad...
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    Lovely afternoon at the nursing home

    Hi all. It's been a long time since I was on here last. To tell you the truth I formatted my computer a few times and forgot to put the site back in. Ooops! Hope all are well. The nursing home have been bulding a "Sensory Garden" for the residents to enjoy and this afternoon was the grand...
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    Infection

    Uti Welcome to the world of UTI's They really do knock the elderly off their feet, more so when they've got Alzheimers. I think of it as a blessing as it's something that can be cleared up and your loved one will be back to some semblence of normality again very soon. Also another one to...
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    Newbie intro - plus a bit of help needed

    Just one thought - If Mohammed won't go to the mountain, bring the mountain to Mohammed. I other words if all else fails see if the Doctor would be willing to come and see you father in his own home. You could use the pretext that Mum wasn't well and the doctor suggests while he's there...
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    Me Dad's just been diagnosed-what do I do?

    Peter, the first thing I'd say is to try and calm down. You dad has only just been diagnosed with it and, without wanting to sound harsh, he's not going to drop down dead tomorrow just cos he's been diagnosed with Alzheimers. He might drop down some of those big holes in Liverpool they're...
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    Family - Do they care? Why won't they listen ?

    I've not really read through all the messages properly, but did see the bit about you having to pick him up and he's bigger than you. Well... when he falls call the ambulance. If other things happen call the ambulance. Just make a nuisance of yourself, then the authorities will take notice...
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    Just saying hello and I'm still around

    Mum seems to have lost some of the power in her voice today, but that's happened before. Had to laugh... Mum must have been hungry. She was holding onto her clothes today and she pulled her top towards her mouth and stuck her tongue out. She them proceeded to eat this imaginary food she'd put...
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    Just saying hello and I'm still around

    Hi all. Hope everything is as good as it can be. Just doing a post to say I've not forgotten you all and I'm still around. I've not really had much to contribute, but I do look regularly at Talking Point. Mum is fine, eating like a horse (she puts me to shame - seriously!!!). She sems...
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    Lionel's Diary, by Connie

    Dearest Connie. As I type this is the big day for you and Lionel. Let me tell you my experience. When I was younger I thought "Mum is NEVER going to go into a home - she's done so much for me, how could I ever let her down!" and I was adament about it. Mum used to say to me "If I get...
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    Dementia Stories to Make you Laugh!!!

    Don't know if I've already mentioned, but the other day Mum looked at me and smiled then said "Hey, Give you a laugh...." then proceed to mumble away them burst out in a giggle. God only knows what she was thinking of, but it was so heart warming to see her smile and giggle.
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    Symptoms of dementia were caused by dehydration

    It doesn't have to be plain water. What about fruit juice? Natural stuff or the stuff you dilute. I get Mum the 200ml cartons from Tesco that you pierce with a straw. 9 cartons (3 each of Orange, Apple and Pineapple) and they're about £2. If you do get dilute, get the normal one not the one...
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    Please look - can't think of a subject.

    Hi all. Hope everything is as good as it can be. This is just a general question. I'm a bit confused with Mum. According to all the "text books" the person who is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's (as mum is said to be in) has a lot of difficulty communicating and in recognising and...
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    Happy New Year Everyone!

    I would like once again to thank all TP people for their help and support over this past year. Perhaps tonight is the point at which I need to make an effort to put it behind me. Mum was on top form today you'll be pleased to know. When I asked her if she loved me she said "Course" which I...