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    Loss of Appetite

    Hi All For the last two weeks my wife has eaten very little while at Home apart from her breakfast ( 1 Weetabix ), she has today gone into Respite and they have informed me that she has eaten everything in front of her and has even snatched a Biscuit from the hand of one of the other...
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    Respite Care

    Returning Home Hi Quilty I did manage to get some rest as well as having Jobs done while Sue was away like having a New Carpet in the Kitchen, but it all fell apart when Sue came Home as she broke down and cried asking Why I had put her away? and it had been a long time away "7 Nights"...
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    Respite Care

    Carers Lunches Hi Namrah The Cares Lunches always fall on a day when Sue is at Home with me so unable to go Best Wishes for 2016 Big "H"
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    Respite Care

    Hi My Wife has today been admitted for Respite Care, as I broke down while the District Nurse and Macmillan Nurse were at my home,they between them set up Emergency Respite thankfully at the Home where she goes for Day Care and while I know I need a Break I feel Guilty for allowing her to Go...
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    Christmas

    Hi Del24 Like you I have been invited to my Son's for Christmas Day but I won't be going as My Daughter in Law will have her Children There and my wife and I will be ignored! plus the Toilet is upstairs where as we live in a Bungalow the upset that will be caused is not worth it for 1 Day...
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    Losing my own life as a carer

    Housework/Ironing Hi Esmeralda No I don't have anyone to do the Housework and as far as Ironing is concerned I just don't do it my thought is it will crease up anyway so why bother, most modern material are crease resistant anyway. I have now got the opinion that if anybody says the...
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    Caring for a Partner

    I was Thinking it would help my Wife Hi Bemused I thought it might help my wife with circulation Do't need it myself as I thankfully remain active. No it;s not easy and each day gets Harder but we have had 50 years of married lif and I know Sue would do it for me if the situation was reversed!
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    Caring for a Partner

    I am 74 and my Wife is 70 she was diagnosed 5 years back with Vascular Dementia and just over 12 months ago was diagnosed with Lung Cancer, I find things very hard even though Sue goes to Day Care 3 times a week but I will look after her as long as I have Breath in my body. Sue can't walk far...
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    Losing my own life as a carer

    Life goes on! Hi there Kremlin I am 74 and my wife is 70 and has been diagnosed for 5 years I feel the same as you even though she goes to day Care 3 days a week, time seems to fly by and you don't have time for yourself after doing shopping and housework. My son and daughter in law are...
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    Medication for AD - Having doubts about whether any of it helps at all.. anyone else?

    Hi There My wife has Vascular Dementia and my GP prescribed "Trazodone" to treat Anxiety and Depression, she is now taking 200mg a day 100 before going to bed and 100 in the morning and quite honestly I don't see that they are having any effect at all as she is on edge all the time jumping at...
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    Taking Holidays

    Hi Meglin Just to let you know we made it and in the main it went well but don't know if I would do it again as my wife is totally confused now we are back at Home. Big "H"
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    Taking Holidays

    Social Services I have taken a Big Step for me and contacted Social regarding my wife going to Day Care one day a week, but was surprised at the cost of this, but I have no option as I need respite, things are beginning to get to me and just to have time to myself for 1 day would allow me to...
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    Taking Holidays

    Thanks for your guidance Izzy Big "H" Hi Izzy Just to let you know we made it to Rhodes and thanks to the Airport Staff at Manchester everything went OK on departure, and the Hotel allowed me to reserve a Table for the whole week so as to eliminate any confusion for my wife, my wife coped...
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    Taking Holidays

    Thanks for the information, my wife has been diagnosed with Vascular Dementia and at present she has not made any attempt to wander off quite the contrary she will not leave my side, she is mobile so would the Airport arrange for us to Board First as I believe the hanging around may cause a few...
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    Taking Holidays

    If your wife isn't used to being away from home it might be a good idea to try a weekend away in this country to see how she copes. When are you planning to go to Rhodes? Hi we are booked to travel 21st September for 7 days, we have been away over the last Christmas holiday staying in a...
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    Taking Holidays

    I have arranged to take my wife on Holiday to Rhodes and have my son and daughter-in-law going with us but I am concerned as to how my wife will react to a strange enviroment