• 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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    Advice about alcohol

    My dad was always a drinker and when he first started repeating himself & forgetting things, I thought he was just drunk! It was only when he had pneumonia and was admitted to hospital, therefore not drinking, that I realised it went further than being drunk. However, I still had no idea how...
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    Barring phone calls

    If you put 'phone and internet guard' into your search engine, you should be able to find a device that fits onto the existing phone socket. This can be programmed to allow only certain numbers to be called - up to 20 I think, so you can restrict who she calls. I can't comment if it is any good...
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    Dad's neighbour is taking advantage of him

    Thanks Thanks everyone for the support and suggestions! An update: Following on from original post, we decided that in the first instance we would get CCTV – inside and out – and my boyfriend fitted that last weekend. As luck would have it, the police visited dad’s neighbour whilst we...
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    Dad's neighbour is taking advantage of him

    It has come to light in recent weeks that my dad’s neighbour has been going into my dad’s house and taking food out of the freezer, using his dryer and making calls on his telephone. I have involved the police, but they say there is little they can do as dad is letting this man in and he will...
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    Medication Dilemma

    Thanks Thank you for your responses. I have really appreciated the responses & thoughts of people who also deal with dementia. Having spent a week 'sleeping on it' & talking to my friends & partner, I have decided my dad still has the right to choose what he wants in this respect and he...
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    Medication Dilemma

    I have a dilemma over what to do with my dad with regards to Alzheimer’s medication and would really appreciate other’s thoughts. Even whilst in good mental health, my dad always had a lax attitude towards his health – the last time he voluntarily went to see the doctor was for a 50 year...
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    Glad to know I'm not alone

    As a mother of two young boys, with a full time job and a boyfriend to keep happy, I know I cannot be everything to everyone all of the time. So, I rely upon carers to see to as many of my dad's day to day needs as I can and try to do only what I must, so that I enjoy the time with him and don't...
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    He doesn't remember the dog is dead...

    Thanks Thanks for all the replies and DianeB and heartbroken for your suggestions. The dog was cremated - pre-dementia, my no nonsense dad would never have wanted a memorial, but in hindsight, I think I should have at least collected his ashes..I think a spot in the garden would've helped. Ah...
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    He doesn't remember the dog is dead...

    Just over 3 weeks ago my dad's dog had to be put to sleep because he had stomach cancer. He was, in my dad's words 'his only friend'! Not true, but you know dogs are a man's best friend and he had been dad's main companion for a long time. Anyway, at first I was amazed at how well dad seemed...
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    An endless wait for Enduring Power Of Attorney

    Having read about other people's delays in registering EPAs, I was prepared for a delay when I sent my dad's off at the end of June....received it back this morning - a mere 3 days after the period dad's relatives are given to object! Maybe I've been the exception and not the rule, but I thought...
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    Escaping from the care home

    We are now on the 4th escape of the day! I somehow have to relax enough to sleep for work tomorrow :) I would drop work in the blink of an eye for dad if I thought it was for his benefit, but I don't have reasonable employers and so kind of want to save my emergency leave for when I need that -...
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    Escaping from the care home

    Jennifer - I didn't realise they HAD to assess him! Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but if I knew on Friday what I do now, I'd have made sure they assessed him - I was just so relieved they'd found somewhere so he didn't have to stay in hospital any longer and would be able to get dressed in...
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    Escaping from the care home

    Thanks all Well dad has been for a third gallivant and the police again have returned him to the home...So no, the new floor didn't work. He kicked his way through a locked door. I have just spoken to him and he insists he has been there all day and doesn't want to go for a nap as he has been...
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    Escaping from the care home

    My dad is currently in interim care at an EMI care home. He is a relatively capable, physically fit 69 year old who has no insight into his condition (vascular dementia) and doesn't understand what he's doing 'in this place'. The range of his capabilities means that within 48 hours, he had...
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    Me Vs Hospital/Social Services - Do I have any rights??

    Thanks for your responses and apologies for my delayed response. I'm sure you'll all understand how it is when I explain as well as worries about my dad taking over my life, work and kids also get in the way of finding time to reply :o Jude - mum is long gone. Dad does have 2 sisters, but...
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    Me Vs Hospital/Social Services - Do I have any rights??

    Hi All, I'm another newcomer hoping someone can give me some advice on dealing with communication problems between hospital staff and myself. The background is that my dad (69) is in hospital and has been for 6 weeks following a seizure. He has now been diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. It...