• 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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    Wife Diagnosed

    Hi. UncleZen. So sorry to hear of your news. As Shedrech has said, no matter what your suspicions were, it’s shocking to have them confirmed. Please be aware that dementia is very different for different people so worse fears may not happen as you think. Please look after yourself and keep...
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    Any cup recommendations please?

    Hi, my MIL is spending a lot of time in bed and drifts off to sleep whilst drinking her tea. She has carers 3 times a day but they don’t have time to stay with her while she drinks as she only sips a little at a time. Recently she has spilled her tea over herself several times and I’m obviously...
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    Bad news! Dad now being referred to Renal Clinic

    Hi. I don’t think you need to worry necessarily about the renal clinic. It’s likely they will take more blood, do a urine test, check your dads weight. They may be able to advise on diet and fluid intake. Of course if someone’s renal function is really bad there would be discussions about the...
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    Does anyone use a DayClock? Any good?

    Our experience of the ordinary day clock is different. My MIL looks at it often and it really seems to help her to orient to the time of day and date. So maybe we are lucky that her mixed dementia is not severe yet, and it depends how your mum is Annabelle23. My MIL doesn’t ask about time and...
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    UTI's

    The only thing is that most cranberry drinks are sugary and have very little cranberry in them. I looked into this and you need to drink a lot of actual (very sour tasting) cranberry juice to have any effect. Have just looked it up again and the nhs site says there is no benefit of either...
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    Not getting up

    Hi, my MiL is 92 and diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and VD about 18 months ago. She lives on her own but has carers coming in at breakfast and lunchtime to give medicines and offer a meal and drinks. At the moment she prepares her own microwave meal in the evening. She gets herself up and dressed...
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    Diagnosis After Brain Scan - How does it go?

    Hi. Our experience was of my mother in law first having an assessment meeting with a community psychiatric nurse, which was followed by the brain scan. The CPN asked my M-I-L whether she wanted to be told the diagnosis or not and she actually decided not and she was happy for us to be given the...
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    Booking respite care for a specific date?

    Thanks so much everyone for the replies. I’ve used them to do some more enquiring and passed the information on to my friend. Hopefully she will be able to get what she needs
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    Booking respite care for a specific date?

    Hi, I haven’t posted before. Although I’m involved in caring for my mother in law who has Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, I am actually posting this for a friend. Her husband has dementia and needs someone with him constantly. She would very much like to go on a holiday in August with...
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    Experiences with drugs such as Aricept?

    Hi. New to this forum but finding it very helpful! Can I piggy back on this post please? My mother in law has a recent diagnosis of AD and vascular dementia. She has a number of physical health problems including gastric things. We were also alarmed by the list of potential side effects of the...