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  1. mary2000

    Consultant appointment tomorrow

    Thank you so much. I am so glad they have helped your dad that is good news :)
  2. mary2000

    Consultant appointment tomorrow

    Thank you so much for the support. He has been to the consultant this morning who was lovely and is going to be started on Rivastigmine so I am hoping that will help him. Fingers crossed. :)
  3. mary2000

    Consultant appointment tomorrow

    Hubby was diagnosed a couple of months ago with Dementia with Lewys Body and has his first consultant appointment tomorrow morning. I am really hoping there is something they can give him to help with some of the symptoms. Fingers crossed and I will keep you posted.
  4. mary2000

    Finally got a diagnosis

    Thank you for replying Lynne. I appreciate it. Yes having the diagnosis certainly opens more doors for help and support which is such a benefit. I know I spoke with someone locally earlier this year and they said there was lots of help available but he needed a diagnosis first so now we have...
  5. mary2000

    Finally got a diagnosis

    Hi Julie thank you so much for your reply. I am sorry you have had such a mixed year with your dad but I am glad he seems to be responding to the tablets (or hopefully so) and I hope that continues. We will have to wait until September to find out if there are any drugs that can help him. At...
  6. mary2000

    Finally got a diagnosis

    After two years of being told hubby had mild cognitive impairment etc and asking for further testing and being so concerned about him and his general health, he was finally diagnosed last week with Lewys Body Dementia. He seems to be taking it ok at the moment although I don't really think he...
  7. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    It certainly is but I suppose it is just how things are. I have to say the GP changed him on to Sertraline and that has made a huge improvement in his mood so things are much better on that front at least :)
  8. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    We had a letter this week to say that his appointment with the neuro-psychologist will be about a six month wait and we will get a date nearer the time.... Hey ho - at least we are on the list......
  9. mary2000

    Early signs

    I certainly recognise what you are saying about your husband in mine. I finally managed (after an epic battle) to get him to give up driving after he knocked someone off his bike. He was lucky the cyclist didn't throw the book at him and all he was concerned about was having his bike repaired...
  10. mary2000

    Please pray for hubby

    You are both very much in my thoughts and I hope the morphine brings some relief to your husband xx
  11. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    Thank you so much Lady A - explained like that it makes so much more sense. I so appreciate it and as you can imagine I am learning every day. I am having to learn to be patient and more understanding which I know it is hard when so tired and frustrated but I am learning each day and devising...
  12. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    Spamar - my husband also scored 29 out of 30 in one set of tests and 84 in another and apparently 82 is the cut off for diagnosis. He is definitely keeping his language skills but I completely understand about your husband losing the understanding of electronic things - my hubby gets confused...
  13. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    Lady A - thank you so much for sharing this as it is really like a lightbulb moment for me. Yes my hubby is an intelligent man who clearly held a responsible job for many many years. I had no idea this would actually make a difference with this scores and tests and no one has said as much...
  14. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    Thank you so much PJ - I know it is going to be a long wait but at least it is a focus. x
  15. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    It is so hard isn't it Canary to try and explain to professionals what your concerns are as certainly in our experience he is extremely good at putting on 'host' skills - talking to someone very clearly for short periods of time and then it is lost again very quickly. Certainly I am the only...
  16. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    Thank you for all the replies - they are so supportive and helpful. At least I know what to expect when we finally go to the appointment. Hubby realises that there is something wrong - whether he is aware of how wrong I am not so sure. The night before his appointment I did a list of issues...
  17. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    Thank you for all your comments - they are so helpful and supportive. The appointment went well. Even though I had gone through all the points I had written down with hubby last night as I read them out to the consultant he was disagreeing with me and I was having to go through it with him...
  18. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    A very valid point and thank you for making it. I don't suppose it really does matter what it is called just how it affects us both. The only thing I have been told by the nurse that getting a diagnosis does open a few doors for us that aren't open without one. Hope that makes sense. I will...
  19. mary2000

    Crunch day tomorrow

    As you may remember, hubby was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment last summer. Sadly things seem to deteriorate over the last few months and he had a further nurses assessment in December and the nurse suggested he see the consultant again so the appointment is tomorrow morning. I...
  20. mary2000

    The Persistence of fraudsters

    Oh my goodness what an absolutely dreadful thing for someone to do, even worse that they are related but then I know how bad families can be, having had problems on both sides of the family. I am so sorry that you have had to go through this and thank goodness your husband has you and your...