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    Gmtv

    Hi all I am at home today with a bug, so I put GMTV on (I don't normally have time for morning tv!). They were part way through a feature on alzheimer's/dementia with a young lady looking after her husband (missed their names am afraid). Anyway, I thought it was really well covered - and...
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    Long time no word.

    Thanks for lovely comments. Many thanks for the supportive comments on my fund raising. Isent my cheque off to co-incide with the first annual date of Jim's death. The day passed we all kept very busy as a family, but thinking of him too, time helps but the memory of the illness does not fade...
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    Sad News

    Hi Angela Sorry I haven't replied before now. I do still read some postings on TP, but must have missed yours - sorry. We arranged the donation of Dad's brain after he had died. It wasn't something we had got Dad's written consent for, but we managed to arrange it through the coroner...
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    Awareness Week - Younger People with Dementia

    Hello. I am 29. My dad was diagonsed with alzheimers when he was 56. He died last year, aged 59. I am used to pubilc speaking (I am a postgraduate lecturer) and am happy to do all I can to raise awareness about this awful disease. Also, I can give a slightly different perspective I guess, now...
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    my mum has just been diagnosed with dementia

    Hello and welcome It sounds like you are having a really tough time. My dad was 56 when he was diagnosed and he eventually ended up going in to hospital for assessment. It is so difficult and the guilt can be overwhelming. Do you have support? Lean on anyone you can - you need to stay strong...
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    Need urgent advice please!

    Hi Michelle This is so terrible for you. You must be heartbroken. I am so shocked at the treatment your mum has recieved, particularly as I always thought the home she is in was OK when my dad was there. They have let you down really badly. Please hang in there. Give yourself time to be...
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    Radio 2 Jeremy Vine

    Hi all Just a quick message to let you know that the Jeremy Vine programme on Radio 2 did a feature on Alzheimer's today. I went on to speak about my dad. I mentioned the alzheimer's chatroom, in the hope that more people will use this service. I know it so helped my mum, my sister and me...
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    Any younger people who have relatives with Alzheimer's disease

    Hi Leanne My dad got early onset dementia in his late forties, and was eventually diagnosed when he was 56. He died last year, aged 59. I am now 28 and my sister is 26. Dad had gone into a home 7 weeks before he died. It is very hard indeed, trying to cope with it all, isn't it? This...
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    My mum has AD and Parkinsons

    Hi Michelle I identify with you so much! I am 28 and my sister is 26. Our dad was diaognosed with early onset dementia when he was 56, although he had started showing symptoms in his late forties. My mum is 55 now. Mum looked after Dad on a day-to-day basis, so in that regard, I am...
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    Sad News

    I haven't been on the forum for a while as so much has been happening. I guess my Mum hasn't been on for a while (C Waring) for similar reasons (coupled with her computer having over 2000 viruses and not working!) My Dad was diagnosed with dementia aged 57. We think he showed symptoms since...
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    I want my husband home

    I agree with all that has been said. It is absolutely outrageous to be treated this way. My dad is currently in hospital (by consent) and is waiting to be moved to a home. He is 59 now but is much further down the line than Bobby sounds and needed full time specialist care that we could no...
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    Hello - new member here, my Dad is 59 and has AD

    Just wanted to say hello as I am new to this forum and in fact new to discussion forums altogether. My Dad is 59 and was diagnosed when he was 57, although we think (with hindsight - isn't that a wondeful thing?) that he has had it for about 10 years. Mum is a teacher and has to work full...