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    Aggression towards partner and reaction

    This sounds exactly like my situation with my Mum and Dad, Mum is now in a nursing home after the police had to be called for her wandering and she failed 999 about my a Dad supposedly attacking her. Social Services have stepped in and said Mum needs full time 24/7 Care because she is insulin...
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    Care Home and rapid deterioration

    Thank you for your comments Mum was quite aggressive before going into the care home and got people confused ☹️
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    Care Home and rapid deterioration

    Is it common for the PWD to deteriorate when they go into care My Mum has been in three weeks and hardly knows any of us She slapped another resident who she thought was my Dad, he was at home and the person she slapped was a lady ! They have put her on Risperidone and now Lorazepam plus an...
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    Risperidone and Care Home

    Thanks They said they will be able to offer a place for Mum if her anxiety levels reduce It is a dementia care home X
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    Risperidone and Care Home

    Mum has been in a care home for a two week trial leading to a permanent placement This has now been extended for an extra well as they are concerned about her anxiety levels and aggression couple with her erratic blood sugars levels due to her diabetes (type 1) They started her yesterday in...
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    Fluctuating Capacity

    I can totally relate to fluctuating capacity. My Mum has mixed dementia and her capacity is up and down like a rollercoaster A lady from the NHS came at 2.30 pm to assess Mum today and I personally don’t know how Mum did it but she pulled off that she was fine and had no issues. She even...
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    ACE Scoring Scales

    Mum score was 69 last year and now is 48 Just wanted to see where Mum’s dementia is and what 48 equates too
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    ACE Scoring Scales

    Hi Could anyone explain the results of an ACE test out of 100, I have been given the results for my Mum and I don’t know what that score means. All I have found out is 82 and over shows no dementia impairment Search loads of websites but can’t find out where my Mum is at She has had two now...
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    Concerned

    Thanks for your advice Will see how Mum gets on as she still has come capacity but it Varys from day to day I feel
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    Concerned

    What sort of questions ? But concerned now
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    Concerned

    Thanks Do you know what a mental capacity assessment involves ?
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    Concerned

    Thanks I will get my thinking cap on as the Social Worker and CPN wants to do a mental capacity assessment as the care home has requested it in Tuesday 9 days before she goes in So I may have to talk to them both before hand as to how to ‘sell’ the respite care to my Mum X
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    Concerned

    My Dad (80) has to have an operation soon and Mum (77) who has dementia ( mixed Alzheimers and Vascular) and is declining quickly and some days she forgets who I am and who my Dad is. The CPN has suggested Respite care and I visited various homes and found one that can accommodate my Mum’s needs...
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    Very peculiar

    It seems that a few of you have this issue It seems quite bizarre at times I suppose the brain is very complex It is very frustrating when she is with health Professionals and people she sees less often and they don’t see the true picture Thank you for all your replies
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    Very peculiar

    I took my Dad to the opticians as he had to have drops in his eyes so could not drive himself. A neighbour kept an eye on my Mum while we went. Mum was in bed all the time and the neighbour said she was fine and left. All was well til I went into her bedroom and she said the doctor had been, and...
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    Diabetes & Dementia!

    My Mum has type 1 diabetes for 29 years and also Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia and has got to the stage where she can’t test hersel inject herself or remember when she last tested. Also she has become resistant to her body indicating if she is high or low. Mum seems to be high slit of the...
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    Please don't throw me away, breaking my promise

    You have done so much, Those are lovely words Thank you for sharing those with us
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    Taking a step back

    Can’t decide, Dad can be very aggressive and it is his way or no way as been all his life to Me Mum and my Brother and will never admit he is wrong Mum did ring tonight upset saying Dad said he thought he had upset me and then he came on the phone asking me out for lunch with Mum but I...
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    Taking a step back

    Dad could not cope with Mum yesterday, ‘I want her in a home’ was the plea ‘She needs to go - get on the phone and sort it’ ‘ I can’t deal with her, she needs to go ! ‘ So dutifully rang the social worker she had been assigned for a Daycare and they said someone would call in the morning. Mum...