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    Mum settled in care home, but now in hospital with broken hip

    Hi there, my dad also was settled in his nursing home. Then last year at the age of 82 he fell out of bed and was rushed to hospital. He just had a bump on his head but on looking at his x-rays the staff noticed that he had broken his neck in two places! I know it is not the same as breaking a...
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    Later stages of Alzheimer's and headaches

    Hello everyone. It has been quite a long time since I have posted. It seems very selfish that I am only posting now because I have a problem that I would like help with. But I have been reading the threads and you have all been in my thoughts. My dad is in the later stages of Alzheimer's and...
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    inheritance cheque

    Hello everyone, thank you for replying Noorza and Fifimo. The cheque came from the solicitors and they 'tried' to sort it for me but it was taking them literally months and in the end they did not come up with anything. So I asked them to send the cheque to me and I would try and sort it out, of...
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    inheritance cheque

    Hello everyone. I hope everyone is coping ok. I am sorry I have not been on TP for quite a while as I have had problems with my dad again. However, I do have a problem and thought someone out there may be able to help me. My dad has had Alzheimer's for about six years and now is in the latter...
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    Social Workers

    Oh David, I am with you 100%. Don't get me started on social workers. I am sure there are some really good social workers out there (my mother-in-law was one of them before she retired.) Ours was not one of them! My dad has Alzheimer's and about four months ago had to go from hospital...
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    Urgent advice needed please re aggression in NH

    Thanks Lyn and Saffie. Yes my sister is fine now thank you, it just shook her up a bit. The home have been so lovely, they sent her a big bouquet of flowers this afternoon. Yes Lyn, the staff are much the same as they are with your Pete. They let him walk around a bit, but then if he goes...
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    Urgent advice needed please re aggression in NH

    Thank you so much everyone for all of your replies. I knew I could count on you! I have just got back from visiting my dad - my husband accompanied me today! The Nursing home cannot be more apologetic. My sister has had a call from their social worker who has also apologised and made sure she is...
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    Some days it gets all too much...

    Yes, I am sure we all understand, only too well! My dad was like this sometimes when my sister and myself were looking after him. We lost my mom a couple of years ago, and I remember once when he wanted my mom's clothes out of the wardrobe and out of the house. It was a difficult thing to do...
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    Medication in Nursing Home - any advice please!!

    Thank you all so much for your advice. Once more it is very much appreciated. Dad has not been on any medication now for a few weeks, but I must say he seems ok. He is really pleased to see us. I don't know if he knows who my sister and myself are but he knows us as safe and friendly faces...
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    Urgent advice needed please re aggression in NH

    Morning everyone. I have a real issue at the moment, my sister has just got off the phone really upset. My dad has been in a nursing home for about four months and has settled in well. First let me say it is a really lovely home, all the staff are so nice and kind. We have no problems at all...
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    Brought my dad home with me.

    Oh I think you did exactly the right thing. Your poor dad and poor you for that matter. You must have know though that you had done the right thing when your dad sat down and really enjoyed the meal that you prepared for him. That must have been so lovely to see him enjoying it like that. Its...
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    Doctors visits

    Yes Barnsey, we did what someone has already advised. My dad wouldn't go to the doctors so I went to see the doctor who was very good and said she would come and see dad and say that it is a routine check up for the over 70's. It worked a treat. Hope you get something sorted. Take care...
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    The Smile & Laughter Clinic.

    Oh Sandpiper, You have really made me laugh. I keep reading the jokes out to my husband, he is supposed to be revising for exams!! Your fault if he fails! I just love the cartoons. Love the one with the dog who had ate the fridge magnets!! Had tears in my eyes!! Please keep them coming...
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    Has anyone ever seen an Angel?

    Just after my mom died, my sister and myself went to her grave for the first time. As we walked up to the grave there was a robin on it. It walked up and down and stayed there for ages, it was not scared of us at all. We still believe it was mom telling us she was ok. She would feed the birds...
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    Talking in rhyme

    Yes Tony, my dad doesn't speak much sense, but on a good day he will recite limericks!! One in particular: The boy stood on the burning deck With a boxful of crackers Some went off in his pocket And burnt off both his........................well you can guess the rest!! I don't know...
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    Can't take much more, Dad nor me

    Oh Stephanie, like so many others on here, I do know exactly what you are going through. It is an awful time you are having at the moment, but it will get better. When my dad was in hospital for nine weeks, we felt just the same. We were told how expensive the beds were in the hospital and...
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    Samuel L Jackson

    Margaret, I know exactly what you mean. I don't think I could watch it now either. My dad is in nursing home now and like you say it is too close for comfort. Take care, Rosie xx
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    Evenings oh so awful

    Yes, it is so difficult. At the beginning of dad's Alzheimer's diagnosis, my mom used to phone me up very often at about six in the evening and say dad had gone missing. Many times I would drive around and find him and he would think it was six in the morning and he was on his early morning...
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    Samuel L Jackson

    Look forward to seeing that. Did anyone see the film, I think it was called The Notebook. About a lady who had Alzheimer's and her husband would visit her in her nursing home. It showed how they started out in life when they were young. It was really good but really sad, I cried my eyes up...
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    Touching babies and children

    I would take my dad to the local pub (not so many children there). Although it was a family pub and sometimes children would come in for a meal. But they all got to know dad and were so lovely to him. Dad would love to go there for a pint. I would take him about 11.00 in the morning just as...