• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

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    Can anti-psychotics be given to my mum in psych ward without any prior consultation?

    Hi, sadly no LPoA but have asked for them to keep me informed. Thanks
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    Can anti-psychotics be given to my mum in psych ward without any prior consultation?

    Hello lovely people My mum who is in psych ward (was sectioned, now DoLS) has been given Risperidone (for talking to herself) as well as Memantine, she was on Donepezil. I wasn't consulted beforehand and told of benefits, risks, etc. She also has a subdural haematoma. If I ask on the ward...
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    cataract op woes

    Hi, my mum had cataract surgery 4 weeks ago and had ointment. As I work daily, although part-time, and have a young daughter and no car (mum lives a couple of miles away from me) - I arranged for the district nurse to admin the ointment twice daily. Couldn't you call them and say that it's no...
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    Charges for advice re. LPoA (even though mum lacks capacity)

    Hi, I have a bill for £300 for solicitors meeting with my mum twice on two separate occasions, only for them to assess that she lacks capacity to complete a LPoA (even though consultant says that she doesknow what it is). We are struggling financially and, even though my mum signed beforehand...
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    Really struggling, would appreciate any advice

    Hi everyone, I find these boards really helpful & would really appreciate any advice you have please. I'm the sole carer for my mum who has dementia (along with my husband who is brilliant). Mum still lives at home with carers coming in once a day. She doesn't go out often. I feel completely...
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    How to get initial support

    Hello, I reallyneed some advice about my mum who has dementia, although not properly diagnosed (we have a letter saying 'probably dementia' as she walked out of the assessment appointment). She lives on her own nearby and we see her often. She is deteriorating rapidly, gets very confused re...
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    Sellers' responsibilities when dealing with our loved ones - your thoughts please

    Hello - I would appreciate your thoughts/advice re. responsibilities of those selling to those who are clearly 'confused'. Without being too specific, I am referring to travel - my mum has spent a lot of money without being able to go (for many reasons including confusion, poor judgement...
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    what to expect from memory clinic appointment

    Thanks so much for your replies. I'm glad we're going, although dreading it at the same time. I will make lots of notes & take with me. Thank you, very best wishes. N1
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    what to expect from memory clinic appointment

    Hello, I've finally managed to persuade mum to agree to attend a memory clinic appointment this week, I will go with her. Her behaviour has deteriorated so much over the last few months - she struggles to understanding basic info, is v forgetful, confuses family members up, forgets really...
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    Question re. initial tests/diagnosis

    Hi - Having been worried about mum for several months, I finally managed to take her to her GP recently. Her memory, understanding & personality are changing/fading & she has got into serious financial debt. The GP did some basic checks (heart, BP, etc.), also a memory test, which seemed v...
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    ideas on getting mum to GP

    Hi - Thank you all so much for your replies to my very 1st post. My mum is 74. There have been fairly subtle changes in her behaviour & personality over the last few years, but I'm becoming increasingly worried. Apart from her poor memory, she gets very confused about people & places & has...
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    ideas on getting mum to GP

    Hi - My mum is showing many signs of dementia but I don't know how to suggest she sees her GP for tests. I'm happy to accompany her, but I'm worried she will be upset/angry if I sugegst it. I believe she is unaware that anything is the matter. Any ideas/suggestions would be most welcome...