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    My Mum is sleeping all the time.

    Thank you for your reply, Duggies-girl. Your Dad sounds exactly like my Mum. I agree with you, it is awful to watch. All we can do, is be there for them & make sure they are comfortable & safe.
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    My Mum is sleeping all the time.

    My Mum was 90 in October & has been in our local nursing home for 5 years now. The last few months she is sleeping a lot & has lost weight. Sadly, she doesn't have any conversation anymore & just sits in her chair. She was about 9 & a half stone when she went into the Nursing home. When I saw...
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    I'm not sure how to deal with my Mum's refusal of help in nursing home

    Hi Sirena, thank you so much for suggesting Nilaqua. I live in Southern Ireland, so I'll ask the hairdresser in my Mum's nursing home if she's heard of it. I'll also ask in our local hairdressers, to see if they can get it.
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    I'm not sure how to deal with my Mum's refusal of help in nursing home

    Hi Love.dad, There are 60 residents in my Mum's NH & most of them have alzheimers. It's only the last few months that she has changed towards the hairdresser & carers. Sadly, her alzheimers has progressed, which is a difficult situation for us all & our loved ones.
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    I'm not sure how to deal with my Mum's refusal of help in nursing home

    My 89 year old Mum has Alzheimers & double incontinence & in a nursing home the last 4 years. This last year she has become very childlike & her memory is nonexistent. The hair dresser goes in every week & residents can get their hair washed & cut & my Mum has always had hers done & used to...
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    My Mum in nursing home

    Thank you so much for your kind reply, Yorkshire Lass. That must be hard for you, if your Mum is blind & obviously for her also. It sounds like she is well looked after. As you said, the staff can't be everywhere. I also couldn't look after my Mum 24/7 at home. Thank you again, for reassuring...
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    My Mum in nursing home

    I have put posts on here previously, about my 88 year old Mum with alzhiemers & double incontinence. I went into see her this afternoon & was told she was in her room. I went straight there & was no sign of her. I carried onto the day room, where she is usually sitting & the carers said she...
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    Should I take my Mum who has alzheimers & double incontinence to the dentist

    Thank you for your reply, Hazara. Sorry to hear your late mother was distressed going to the chiropodist, that must have been upsetting for you. I've discovered that the dentist I am taking my Mum to, see other residents from her nursing home, who also have alzeimers. So I feel reassured, that...
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    Should I take my Mum who has alzheimers & double incontinence to the dentist

    Thank you for your reply, Witts. That was very handy your Mum had a dentist nearby. It sounds like a great service, where your mum was picked up in an ambulance to get her treatment. We live in southern Ireland & don't have facilities like yours. I expect people living in the Dublin area, would...
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    Should I take my Mum who has alzheimers & double incontinence to the dentist

    Thank you for your advice, Beate. We don't have community dentists here. I have been advised of a local dentist, who treats people who have alzheimers. It's only 5 mins drive, so I can take my Mum there & hope the appointment goes ok. The receptionist was very helpful on the phone & said I can...
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    Should I take my Mum who has alzheimers & double incontinence to the dentist

    Thank you for your reply, love dad. As I have said to Father Ted, my Mum's nursing home doesn't have a visiting dentist. I rang a local dentist for advice & the receptionist was very helpful. She suggested taking my Mum to the dentist for a check up & that she would make it for 2 o clock, so...
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    Should I take my Mum who has alzheimers & double incontinence to the dentist

    Thank you Father Ted, for your advice. I asked the head nurse in my Mum's nursing home & they don't have a visiting dentist. She said, I will have to take my Mum to a dentist. I enquired with a local dentist & they have agreed to see her next friday for a check up.
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    Should I take my Mum who has alzheimers & double incontinence to the dentist

    My Mum is 88, has alzeimers & double incontinence & in a nursing home the last 4 yrs. I have mentioned on here before that some of her bottom teeth have gone black & rotting. In the last 3/4 weeks, more of her teeth have gone black & disintegrating. I checked them yest & 5 bottom teeth are...
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    My Mum seems more confused.

    My Mum has now finished the antibiotics & thankfully her cough has almost gone. I was in to see her this morning & we sat in her room. The tv was on & sadly she isn't able to absorb programmes anymore, but just looks at the screen from time to time. Then out of the blue, she said is that B on...
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    My Mum seems more confused.

    Thank you for your helpful reply, karaokePete.
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    My Mum seems more confused.

    Thank you for your helpful reply, Canary.