• 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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  1. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 3 years since I last posted on here ! Just dropping by to say I'm still working in residential dementia care ! Still LOVE what I do and will no doubt continue to do so. I hope everyone that used to be on here are ok and that new members are finding this...
  2. VickyG

    Memory Walk

    I have just registered to do this years Memory walk in my hometown of Birmingham, it's at Canon Hill Park on September 13th. If anyone would like to donate you can visit my JustGiving page : www.justgiving.com/Victoria-Goater Thanks in advance !
  3. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    Back ? feel like i was never away :) Just a quick update - It's almost 2 months now since I took the plunge and went back to care.......... didn't think I could actually do it, but it actually feels like I just took a really long holiday. All's good and I'm loving being back doing something I...
  4. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    I'm glad that not everyone has or has had less than ok experiences of a hospital ward. For us, it was terrible when Mum had to go in the first time as she was still very aware of things and just wanted to go home, it's damn hard when someone is battling with not understanding why they are on a...
  5. VickyG

    Are you a carer of a person diagnosed with dementia, living in the West Midlands?

    Hi Jess100, I would of loved to have participated, but I lost my Mum to Mixed Dementia last August. If I can still be of any help in any way, I will gladly contribute. Vicky
  6. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    It's awful, nurses and HCA's on hospital wards do not have the skills or the time to give to those who have Dementia, it's very sad. It's all about money, that's what it mainly boils down to, that and the fact that SOME people who work in the health sector don't actually flipping care :mad: I...
  7. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    Aww, thanks LYN T, very kind words my lovely :) Of course, I will let you know how things go. Hope you are keeping ok.... xx
  8. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    Aww, that's lovely that you have such a caring family ! Tell your granddaughter to go for it and do her exams :) No need to thank me, I just do what I do, as do a lot of people that can or want to, be it paid or unpaid. Without people that actually care, what would the world be like ?!
  9. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    Wow Rageddy Anne ! She sounds like a wonderful person ! I know there are some brilliant caring people out there :)
  10. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    Yes Grannie G, for me it's not just a 'job'......... What I don't get is, if you don't care about what you're doing, then why do it ?! I know for some, it's a means to an end, a 'job' , but the meagre pay is just a very small bonus !
  11. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    Thank you WIFE :)
  12. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    That's what it's all about for me Essie, knowing a difference has been made, even just the slightest teeny one
  13. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    I can honestly say I must have, that and the fact that I have been through it with my Mum, and also I have worked in Dementia care for around 15 years........ for me, it's not so much a 'job'
  14. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    Brave ? or stupid ? hmmmmmmm, thank you Tin :D
  15. VickyG

    Going back to what i know

    Quick update : I have tried a few other jobs but have decided to go back to what I know : Care. I am going back to the last home I worked at and where Mum was before I took her out and cared for her at mine 24/7 for 8 months prior to losing her to the awful disease known as Dementia. I...
  16. VickyG

    Help

    Hi I know a few care homes ( as a former member of staff ) and, depending on the residents, for example, my last care home : 4 units, 2 being 'Residential' and 2 being 'Dementia' units, on each of the ' Residential' - 1 member of night staff, 'Dementia' units, 2 members of night staff. No...
  17. VickyG

    Can I take my Mom out of a Nursing Home?

    Hi Emzie Yes, you can. Like a few others have said, give it a bit of time to see if things settle down, it does take time for everyone to get used to things. But, if you decide on taking her out, make sure you have everything in place and the support network you WILL need at some point...
  18. VickyG

    Scattering.....

    Hi all, Thank you for all your lovely messages. The scattering went lovely, we had an official scattering and the sun came out. There were 11 of us, and my sister read out a beautiful poem that I had found knocking around on the internet. A lovely meal afterwards and a glass raised to Mum...
  19. VickyG

    Scattering.....

    Hi Dazmum, Thank you, keep everything crossed for us :) xx