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    I am so new to all this and don't quite know how to deal with what I faced with

    I am so sorry to hear this, this sounds like my story, but I am 12 months down the "dementia road" now. My dad is also able to make himself sound very plausible at will and also manages to walk fluidly whenever anyone medical assesses him. I'm going to write down absolutely everything that I can...
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    Is grief normal while Dad is still alive?

    Hello, I feel exactly the same. This is horrible. My dad is slipping from us bit by bit and my poor mum is having to cope with his dementia and all the things that accompany it. To me, he's almost gone already, at least in mind, but mum, who's 79, is really struggling with him, as she too has...
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    Mum says no to help

    Thank you so much for your kindness! xxx :)
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    Mum says no to help

    I'm also going to talk to her next week about doing things a different way, for example, not sitting in the same room with him every hour of every day, letting the carers make his meals, phoning her friends more, restarting her crafts etc. She kind of exists in his rut and can get out of it now...
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    Mum says no to help

    Hi, I think there's a small light at the end of the tunnel on our return, as prior to last week we'd arranged 3 sitting visits a week from the Alzheimer's Society home team, but it hadn't had time to kick in before Dad went into hospital last weekend. Apparently they came yesterday and took him...
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    Mum says no to help

    Hi SarahL, thanks for that response. He won't leave the house. Adamantly refuses. As a result, my mum's felt like a prisoner and has almost become a social recluse. He didn't like going out before, but I think he's scared of not being in the house now. Anyway, I had an urgent care assessment...
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    Mum says no to help

    Can I be nosey and ask how she was sectioned? I was considering this as a serious option earlier this week as my dad was refusing respite care after a visit to hospital and my mum didn't want him to come home, but I had no idea how or if it was possible. :(:confused: