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    dementia with lewy bodies

    Hi This is my first post for nearly two years! So please can I “bore you” with a bit of catch up just to get myself back into it and set the scene. Two years ago my husband (now just 53) was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s - although before that he had obviously been having problems. At that...
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    wills

    i didn't look carefully enough Thanks Nada, I really must look more crefully at the alz soc web site as it does cover so much. Many thanks egg
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    wills

    thanks Thanks evryone who has sent helpful ideas. I shall look into all this now. brilliant and thanks for all the bits i read and don't respond to - you are so kind and helpful. egg
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    Aricept

    google - aricept I looked on search engine google and found some info on aricpet which was informative if anyone wants to have a look. egg PS also info on memantine
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    Disabled toilets

    weston Enjoy weston Norman - toilets and all. I was brought up in Bristol and we had frqent trips to weston - lots to recommend it and i still pop down there when i go to see my mum in Bristol. have a lovely holiday egg
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    'icons'

    removed thread No that's fine. I can quite see why you removed it. I was just wondering if i had imagined it all when 10 mins after reading it it all disappeared. I was wondering if anyone had had experience of the reverse - that is other illness masking AD? egg
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    wills

    thanks nada thanks I will keep this in mind but wouldn't want to bother them if they are really trying to raise money. On reflection I think I need to find out how the care home thing works. I realise that I am woefully ignorant. Am I correct in thinking that there are NHS homes...
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    wills

    thanks thanks Kriss , Jude , Nada, You ahve already given me soem good dieas. I reckon i do need soem advice from someone who knows about situations that involve carring and care homes. the solicitor is brilliant but he only does wills and i think i ahev asked one question too many...
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    Aricept

    My hubby was prescribed aricept to be taken after eating to lessen the likelihood of side effects like it upsetting his stomach. The specialist recommended after lunch but I wasn't keen as I wouldn't always be there so specialist changed it to after tea. There was never any mention of it having...
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    working and caring - help!

    job sorted! I have sorted my new job! – I have decided I am an eminently suitable candidate to apply for the job of plate spinner (you know the one where someone spins plates on sticks and keeps rushing back to the ones that are about to topple of and giving them an encouraging whirl). Trouble...
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    wills

    wiils or WILLS as they loom very large in my mind at present. I am really struggling with doing our wills. (I know we should have done them before). And I am spending a fortune on asking the solicitor questions so can anyone help. Scenario – me , my hubby and two sons who LIVE AT HOME...
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    working and caring - help!

    thanks jude Wow thanks for that little message asking if I was OK - well I did go away for three whole days - and felt a great sense of achievement as I managed to navigate AND drive around a great deal of Wales(hubby can no longer do either) and driving is not my thing as I only learnt in my...
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    Being aware of dementia

    knowing the diagnosis Brucie I am glad that your wife didn't know the diagnosis (even if she guessed) – believe me it is very difficult when the person you care for does! My hubby knows it all as the specialist has involved him totally from day one although I must admit that I have now taken...
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    Disabled Toilet Keys and Parking Permits

    queues Queues That would be great. It always seems to be the case that any queue is in the ladies and so my hubby is waiting outside for wondering where I am and wandering around and I am inside wondering whether I dare queue any longer! I suppose I had always assumed disabled toilets were...
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    'icons'

    Please what is the envelope on the left of a message with a little black spot on it? It looks a bit like a camera. I can’t find it at the bottom of the page in the list. Also what ahs happened to the academic forum – I was sure that there was a thread on there about AD masking other...
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    working and caring - help!

    thanks AngelaH yes it is yuk because he is very very with it and can think it all through – hard to reassure him and how and also these last few days he has been talking about how useless he feels and how he is going to die and what has he achieved in life etc – it is not easy...
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    time scale

    wow thanks to Jude, Norman, Bruce thank you so much for bothering to reply (tear in my eye!) yes your experiences help a lot because you are all talking about at least going somewhere and doing some things for some years where as the last couple of days my hubby has been convinced that he...
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    working and caring - help!

    thanks angela I wrote you a long reply and then the internet went off! From now on I shall write in word and cut and paste yes I suppose I am feeling stressed. it is hard to feel I am off to work and leaving hubby when he wants my support. I suppose because he is still coming to...
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    time scale

    Can you bear with me if I ask another question? If not then please just don't reply. Well here goes.. Is anyone able to help me on how long my hubby will be able to do much? He is only starting out on the AD road but he very very very regularly talks about what he wants to do before...
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    working and caring - help!

    thanks Izzy Carmen and AngelaH thank you so much. I read your ideas and identified with it - I have incorrect gardening, poor decoration etc etc and I feel so re-assured that it isn't me. Some days I wonder if I am getting it all wrong like today, when he was so upset as I got the school...