Update as promised.
So I decided to apply to upgrade to the higher rate.
I am unable to seek help from an organisation like age uk as, although I sometimes am able to go out alone I can’t plan ahead so an appointment is out of the question.
I completed the form, following all your advise...
Canary, you have been so supportive whenever I have posted, I thank you for that.
Your OH and mine sound to be in a similar place (although no tablet for my OH).
It’s a lonely place. Since going out isn’t an option any more I have started to make cakes, gives me something to occupy me (when I’m...
Now that you mention it, I have also had to buy bigger trousers but it never crossed my mind it was the Risperidone! I know he is not eating more, less In fact because I have reduced portion size. But, of course, is burning no energy because as you say sleeps a lot and sits all day.
Thanks everyone for your replies and advice.
It’s hard to know if applying for the higher rate is the right thing to do.
Because I’m here all the time it’s impossible to imagine how my OH would get by if he was alone. I don’t think he would even go to bed let alone undress, dress, etc, etc!
Can anyone tell me, is this just based on assistance required at night?
My OH currently gets the lower rate but other people I have spoken to are on the higher rate, just wondering given the challenges of looking after PWD at quite an advanced level?
I have just had motion activated lights fitted in the en-suite. So now as soon as the door is opened the lights come on and shortly after the room is vacated they go off.
The electrician just fitted a sensor to existing lights, took him aabout 30 minutes didn’t cost a lot.
Works a treat!
It was our GP who prescribed Risperidone for my OH, however, that meant he also did an urgent referral to the consultant at the memory clinic before it could be put on repeat prescription. The consultant praised our GP saying his decision for the medication was intuitive, the repeat prescription...
My OH was put on Risperidone at the end of January following a period of delusions and anger, (he has never been an angry person).
I would suggest the medication started to work within a few days, however, it took probably 6 to 8 weeks to achieve its full potential, the delusions stopped quickly...
Just wanted to share;
My OH has difficulty finding the light switch at night and as we all know delays are not good when the toilet is required. Generally I’m awake and am able to put the light on, however, there are occasions when I fail to wake up.
Excuse the pun.....I had a lightbulb moment...
Oh, my heart goes out to you, so sorry your trip went wrong.
Remember your daughter understands and loves you both, she won’t judge she is with you now and at Christmas because she chooses to be.
Hope you all enjoy Christmas, whatever it brings, after all what is ‘normal’?