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  1. J

    Data Protection Frustration

    Yes - that does sound sensible. Totally agree it makes sense to share in certain circumstances. Thanks
  2. J

    Data Protection Frustration

    Frustration with DVLA Thanks for feedback. Her GP assures her she is safe to drive...! That is a whole other can of worms as she lives out of town. I may try to call as her as some of you suggested. It just seems that data protection is an additional frustrating factor in an already...
  3. J

    Data Protection Frustration

    My mum has vascular dementia and is deteriorating fast. She lives 3 hours away from me and my two siblings. My sister and I visit as often as possible but have our own work and life commitments. I have just returned from a visit this weekend. I sent Mum's driving licence to DVLA for renewal...
  4. J

    Help with care in the community - a daughter in despair!

    I feel so sorry for you. I think "Care in the Community" is frankly a hopeless name for a largely dysfunctional service. I totally agree there is a large vacuum of knowledge amongst so called professionals about how to manage dementia despite its rapid increase in society. My mum has...
  5. J

    Frustrated

    Thanks - will keep trying.
  6. J

    Newbie with a question

    My Mum had and MRI which didnt pinpoint her exact type of dementia but it gives a useful baseline for later comparison. I would say it is def worth your Mum having this - try to advise her that it doesnt last too long and will help to formulate a treatment plan for her.
  7. J

    Frustrated

    My mum has vascular dementia + Alzheimers. She "cares" for my father who is elderly and frail because of spinal osteoporosis. For the last 3-4 weeks Mum has called my sister and I (neither of us live near them) just about every day to say "Dad is not well - he has spent the day in bed and...
  8. J

    when they want to do things you know they cant.......

    thanks Thanks for your reply - that sounds so similar to our situation. My Mum's Support Worker actually encourages her to go on holiday and I could just scream. Mums friends know she has dementia but as she looks well and does a great job of covering up they all think she manages...
  9. J

    when they want to do things you know they cant.......

    travel insurance I doubt they have insurance and didnt realise it would be invalid if they declared mums diagnosis - thanks for suggestion.
  10. J

    when they want to do things you know they cant.......

    Mum is 77 and has vascular dementia which is fairly advanced. She cares for Dad (82) who is physically not very mobile and I think he is also losing memory too. Mum cannot / refuses to accept her diagnosis and tries to carry on without making any allowances for the many things she now cannot...
  11. J

    Parents still living at home. What other help is available?

    Denial My Mum has vascular dementia & Alz. My Dad is in complete denial about Mums increasingly worse condition. It is leading to a lot of family stress as my sister and I who dont live close to them are visiting freqently to help them out but Dad still refuses to acknowledge Mums...