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    Getting towards the end

    Tempting foods Hi there. I sometimes think we are near the end too. My mom is in hospital after an infection. She is very weak and rambling and not eating much at all. I think all you can do is try to tempt with old favourites like tinned mandarins and evaporated milk, bananas, grapes and...
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    Aggresive abusive behaviour

    Thanks emily It's like being reminded daily that somebody you love has passed. With a normal bereavement most of us know that as time passes you learn to live with it and not think about it as often. With dementia you are reminded every day and sometimes many times a day that you have lost...
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    Aggresive abusive behaviour

    Medical knowledge Why do medical professionals not keep people informed? I asked what bug mom had at the weekend to which the reply was '"are you a nurse". I found out by reading her notes that she had sepsis. I understand that not all people have an understanding, but I think they should...
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    The funny side of dementia

    Great story and thread I love your stories. Mom has been in a home with other sufferes and when a group of them are together the situation is funnily bizarre. They talk to each other with random responses to each other. I said goodbye to Marlene the other day but called her marcia by...
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    Aggresive abusive behaviour

    Thanks I'm sorry your tag is long suffering - that speaks volumes. How are you coping?
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    Aggresive abusive behaviour

    Thanks You have certainly been through it too. My moms situation is rather odd as she was ok one day and changed the next. She had a uti followed by a morphine overdose, so within hours she was a changed person. Don't you think it's like a bereavement when you lose their personality? I'm...
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    Aggresive abusive behaviour

    Thanks I hope the reprieve lasts. Maybe she feels more secure now and so doesn't feel the need to blame you for anything.
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    Aggresive abusive behaviour

    Thanks for all the words of support guys Mom has been in a home but recently her health has deteriorated further and she is now in hospital through sepsis following a uti. She refuses to take meds and is now starving herself. It's so sad for us all. I just hope she remembers the lovely day...
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    Aggresive abusive behaviour

    Thanks Thanks for your comments I don't give up even though it would be easier to do so. It would be good to hear of others experiences, so if anybody wants to share.....?
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    Aggresive abusive behaviour

    Hi all, My mom has had sudden onset dementia for a year now. I am familiar with the abuse and aggression she exhibits, but wonder if it's normal for her to always want to punish everybody. She is very accusatory and constantly says she wants to die. Some sufferers I know forget that some...
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    Sudden onset dementia following a morphine overdose

    And is your mother also aggressive? My mother hits the staff and other patients and sees things that aren't there.
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    Sudden onset dementia following a morphine overdose

    In July the family went on holiday leaving mum in the care of the nhs. Sadly she received a morphine overdose that stopped her breathing and sent her into a coma. She now has dementia and its been so hard to see her normal one day and a person we no longer know the next day. I can't begin to...