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    I give up, doctors that don't care.

    Just not okay! That is just reprehensible and all the more because it's a doctor! It's just so sad to read how some medical 'professional's' let people down in the most dire need of help. Is there no way you could change G.P's? And you can explain just why you are changing.... not sure if...
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    Lack of sleep

    Sleepless Ella
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    Is there anyone out there who wants a laugh?

    Don't know how to 'private post' ???? I did not see that it could be problematic as I only go into my Yahoo account at the library when changing my books... this way I keep my own computer at home safe at all times... Perhaps someone can tell me how do I privately send my offer to...
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    Is there anyone out there who wants a laugh?

    Needing humour in your life... Hi Matrix - Though it would be a lie for me to say I am jolly and full of laughs all the time would be downright dishonest. I have been taking care of my 94 year old Mom now for 7 years and as we live alone in a small flat - it can become *incredibly* isolating...
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    i keep hearing voices

    Re hearing voices... Hello Muriel - Shame on the Dr who just smiled but made no attempt to try to get to the cause of you hearing voices. :rolleyes: My own Mom is practically totally deaf - she can only hear me if I stand right in front of her - the TV has been turned off so that there are...
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    Therapeutic Creativity

    Oh dear, I had to take a break to make some tea for Mom and to wash her down as she had a slight 'urinary accident' and now when I read my post - it's just got to much "me, me, me." Not what I intended it to be at all. I have always LOVED the incredible artistry and imagination which goes into...
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    Therapeutic Creativity

    Incredibly beautiful! This needs to hang on the right kind of wall so that it's full beauty will shine out for everyone to see and admire! Using the word 'admire' again, I *really* admire every carer who can concentrate on still being able to concentrate on creating such beautiful art works. I...
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    I cant do it anymore

    Lindsey, there is a time for us to be born and there is a time for us to move on to heaven. Your dear Mom is nearing her own time to go so though this might sound cold and heartless - try to see your dear Mom as someone who's body is totally worn out and the kindest thing which can happen for...
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    Experience of 24/7 care by family member

    Griffin? I don't live in the UK and don't have the necessary funds to place Mom in a suitable home but all I can tell you is that I always had the patience of a saint - I never knew what it was like to feel depressed, alone, abandoned - I was a very hard worker, I could tackle any physical or...
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    How did you do it?

    For Eleanora
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    I forgot to mention.....

    One of the TP members typed up a link for me of the South African Alz. Society so that I could explore home care..... I emailed them and have received a list of possible carers who I can postto so thank you to that person who posted that link...... I will be making some more phone calls over...
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    Feeling suicidal caring for 93 year old mom with ALZ - how does one cope with this..?

    Thanks for the response, Lindy Many of your ideas/suggestions I have answered in Oxy's post. Unfortunately my Mom's medical aid only pays for medications for AD or Parkinson's but they do not pay at all for care or actual housing for the elderly. A very good friend, the BEST friend who I...
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    Feeling suicidal caring for 93 year old mom with ALZ - how does one cope with this..?

    Friday hello, Oxy A lot of what you say makes wonderful sense, Oxy - unfortunately for practical purposes they don't quite work out.. I applied many years ago to get a passport for Holland (used to have one but it lapsed many years ago....) but because both of my parents and all my children...
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    Feeling suicidal caring for 93 year old mom with ALZ - how does one cope with this..?

    Thanks, Tin Oh gosh, Tin, I don't know what I would do without my laptop :-) It's the one thing I can use any time of the day or night to just try to feel that I am somehow in contact with some other, living 'souls' out there... I agree that joining TP is great because even though I might...
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    Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

    Stanley, from what I can see, Mom was on Sinemet for close on 5 months. Mom has had perfect blood pressure her entire life but once she was on the Sinemet her B/P tests started to show that her blood pressure was way too low. She was gradually weaned off the Sinemet but still her BP remains on...
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    Do you even care?

    Scarlett, I think you are very, *very* normal and that there is not a thing for you to worry about. If one just looks at the topic of 'multi-tasking' you will find that many people can quite happily and easily do 10 things at the same time and many people simply can't and that's okay too. I...
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    Is anyone in a long-distance caring situation like me?

    Jowan, I am not in a long distance care position (mom lives in with me full time) but I really believe, that *if* the opportunity exists for you to find a nice and caring home for your Aunt, then in my opinion it should be something you do sooner rather than later. I'm not sure at what level...
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    Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

    My now 93 year old Mom already showed signs of Parkinsons when she was in her twenties. It never stopped her from living a practically normal life but the older she became - the worse the Parkinsons symptoms became. She was finally assessed by a specialist when she was in her 80's - hoping that...
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    Feeling suicidal caring for 93 year old mom with ALZ - how does one cope with this..?

    Flossielime - thank you for replying... My mother had her own flat and when my dad died we sold it and put the money into her bank account. So we now live off the interest of that small amount plus her pension which feeds us and pays the utilities but not much more. I won't go into the...
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    Feeling suicidal caring for 93 year old mom with ALZ - how does one cope with this..?

    4 Lizzybean..... Thanks, Lizzybean. If I would take my life - the state would place Mom in one of their AWFUL care homes where the oldies literally go hungry and are pretty much left to their own devices and Moms pension would then be paid out to the care home where they would place her...