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    Respite care problems

    respite help- thanks thank you for all your suggestions. After a while of discussing things and then discussing them again and again it seems the only way forward at the moment is for MIL to go to visit her family on a daily basis to get some time away and as there are a host of her family...
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    Respite care problems

    Hello everyone I haven't posted anything for a while but have had great support from reading other's experiences makes you realise you are not alone. Father-in-law scored 13 on his last memory test so is apparently deteriorating at the average rate of 2 points per year. However after the...
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    What happens when the carer becomes ill?

    Hi everyone My FIL is cared for by his wife but she has a chest infection and so has had to retire to bed with med from the doctor. She is ok with dad staying at home but SS have suggested he go into a local care home for a week for respite which we know full well he will refuse to do as he...
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    Dad is getting weary.........

    Dad's appetite Hi Margarita Dad always had a fantastic appetite but lately when we were having a meal, even if its his choice in a restaurant he struggles to finish it and keeps saying he is not hungry............. got lots of advice so we have sorted this one now thanks. best wishes...
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    Dad is getting weary.........

    Advice about Dad.... Thanks to everyone for all the replies. Hi Lynne. FIL takes his Aracept with breakfast ,the idea being to calm him down during the day as he was getting agitated about a variety of things. He had stopped taking them unbeknown to us as we thought his wife was organising...
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    Dad is getting weary.........

    Hello everyone This is the first time I have posted but have been getting support from reading about everyone elses experiences. My father-in-law who is 86 has AD and has great support from the services out there as well as his wife who is herself frail. We were worried about the eating...