• 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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    Help please : Incontinence Referral for Mum with A/D on leaving hospital.

    Thanks, as you say very difficult for all concerned.
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    Help please : Incontinence Referral for Mum with A/D on leaving hospital.

    Thanks for this Quizbunny. It seems that the hospital staff (when they discharged Mum today) referred her to the continence nurses as a matter of urgency and we're hoping they may possibly visit Mum tomorrow... I'm trying to get in touch with them myself prior to their visit, otherwise Mum is...
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    Help please : Incontinence Referral for Mum with A/D on leaving hospital.

    Thanks a lot for your reply, Bod, that's a good thought - however, she's been having these carers for over 4 years and I think she knows that they are carers. Whilst she was in hospital in the summer, she wouldn't let the nurses shower her or wash her hair for 4 months - until the day before...
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    Help please : Incontinence Referral for Mum with A/D on leaving hospital.

    My Mum (87) who is very frail and with middle stage A/D, has this summer spent 4 months in hospital from June to October due to malnutrition, and recurrent UTI, followed by just 4 weeks at home recently with 4 care calls a day during which she continually and vocally refused all personal...
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    The fetish gets worse

    My Mum did that too with tissues but since she has been in hospital for 4 months, I am hoping that it may have stopped. All will become clear on our next visit.... :)
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    Hospital stay

    I am in the same situation with my mother who has Alzheimers/Mixed Dementia and I wish you good luck with everything. I know what a strain all this is only too well. We are at the stage of the hospital social worker doing a care needs assessment and I am dreading that they will decide to...
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    Testing

    Just to say that Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimers and Vascular Dementia on 28th April so it took about two months. Just two assessment visits from the Memory Team, the last one was virtually an exam!! They have since visited again and their plan is putting Mum onto Memantine tablets and...
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    toilet paper issues

    Thank you for the reply, the first idea sounds good. I will investigate. I couldn't get rid of it myself at recycling centre as I don't live near Mum.
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    Back from visit to Mum's. The Boots Stay Dry Medium size pull up pants were a great success for the hospital trip -we weren't at the hospital as long as we expected so she hadn't soiled them. Although Mum had a panicky tearful episode where she said she couldn't get them down once she was...
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    toilet paper issues

    My Mum with Vascular Dementia/Alzheimers also hoards lots of tissues and loo roll, not always soiled, in a bowl in the bath, in a bin bag under the bed, anywhere she can stash them, she uses loads! She won't say why she needs to do this. I try to encourage her to put the paper in the bin in...
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    Thanks Samantha and Rosnpton for your helpful advice. Going to speak to the GP today about getting the pull ups on prescription etc. Off to Mum's tomorrow with scented nappy disposal bags bought on Ebay £1.59 for 200. Listed on Ebay as 200 Fragranced Baby Nappy Bags Disposable...
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    Thanks to everyone who has replied to my original post - you are all very kind and I'm really pleased for your support. :)
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    Thanks Lou, have ordered some Depend pants to try, also perfumed disposal bags, going to Boots for pads tomorrow for Mum's hospital trip. Will have a look at the Attends Contour too. Thanks also for recommending a company to buy from. Baby wipes are also a good idea, guess they work out much...
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    Thanks Phil, Having looked it up online, it seems there is a continence nurse in Mum's area, going to ring GP to find out the situation tomorrow. In the meantime have order some Depend pants and off to Boots tomorrow to get pads as an extra measure if needed. Don't know if she will get NHS...
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    Definitely, thank you, anything is worth a try.... :D
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    Thanks, Samantha, I'll take a look at their website. :)
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    Thanks Ros, that's all sensible advice. Where do you get the larger scented bathroom bin bags from please? What's the brand name? Many thanks :)
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    Thanks for that - am going to have a look in Boots tomorrow. :) Have ordered some Depend pull up pants from Ebay today and also some perfumed nappy disposal bags.