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    Dilemma's and decisions!

    Connie, Sorry to hear about Lionel's decease in mobility. I know it's really hard to deal with, and have had to deal with that one myself recently. Whichever way you choose you probably feel like you lose, so balancing mobility needs against cognitive ones is a hard choice. My mom's...
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    I wish I understood more

    That sounds so familiar! I had to cover all mirrors, pictures etc at my house too when mom was able to get about. You wonder some days if your hair is all over the place and your face is clean when you go out! And I know exactly what you mean about forgetting what you look like. It's terrible...
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    Associated Problems

    Hi Peter, My mother's incontinence started similar to your mum's, and is related to her AD. There are services you can get from the District Nursing service for specialist continence advice, but one way I found of managing it while my mom was still mobile was to ask and prompt her...
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    love to hear from anyone who's around this weekend

    Hi, It's quite normal to feel isolated when you're caring fro someone who can't comunicate as they used to, but you aren't alone in this, there are plenty of us who know exactly how you feel, so I hope you draw some strength from knowing you're not alone. Try not to worry and enjoy the time...
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    Worried about dementia

    Hi, I was reading your post, and it may be worth taking a B vitamin supplement; lack of B vitamins can cause symptoms of depression, tiredness and lack of energy, but I think going back to the GP for a thyroid test, urine test etc would be a wise idea and insist they take you seriously! Also...
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    Good day...

    Just thought I'd post a quick note , mainly to say thanks for the support you all gave when I was having the few really bad, dark days with mom. I had her admitted to the hospital (After the psychotic agressiveness) to see if they'd take me seriously about the anti-psychotic not having worked...
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    A little advice needed please

    Rice.. Hi Grommit, cooking isn't really a black art, it's just that most of us have probably had a lot more practice than you! Good luck, I'm sure you're doing a sterling job!!!As far as the rice thing goes, the water has to be on a rolling boil (The water is really bubbling fast) before you...
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    Help....

    Hi, Today mom's much the same as she was yesterday, but I did manage to get hold of her consultant and he told me she can have more of the Quetiapine at a more regular interval as she's only on a low dose, so she can have 6 tablets a day and a little more at bedtime and we'll see how it...
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    Help....

    Hi Helen, Wish it was that simple.....I have no real friends to ask, no one in the area where I live and so the only people she'd be safe spending time with for me to have a break are either my sister or my gran. As neither of live them close by, (My gran is the nearest at 90...
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    Help....

    Hi, Mom's had a bad day today, she'd been extremely aggressive and unco-operative, and even threatened to kill me. She just kept screaming and shouting at me, refused to get dressed beyond her underwear, refused to take any medication (So the anti psychotics were a real help with that one...
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    Bad day...

    Terminal illness is never easy to deal with, but at least with some you know what you're getting, how long it will be. With this, you never know on either score. I think to be honest, the people we love who have the disease are depending on us to be brave, deal with what comes and let them go...
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    My darling husband has gone to rest,he is whole again

    I hope peace and many happy memories of your husband will be with you all always, and that with them you remember the joy of having loved and been loved by a great man. Thank you so much for sharing this. My prayers are with you all. Cat.
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    Bad day...

    Hi, Thanks so much for the support, I really appreciate it. Lynne, that exact phrase is so familiar, it could have been picked right out of a conversation my sister and I had last September when my mom was in hospital for a day and a half having a breast cancer lumpectomy done. My sister...
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    Bad day...

    Hi, this is my first post, so I'm still getting a feel for TP. Had a really bad day today, and I feel really alone, despite the fact that my mom is always here. I just miss her, even when she's in the room, because she's no longer my mom. Some days the strain of looking after her is more than...