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    Care Home Activities

    Thank you Sylvia. The cruelness of the disease goes on, nothing seems to help our poor loved ones
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    Care Home Activities

    Hi, I’m not satisfied with the lack of activities in my mums care home, can you tell me what activities your loved one enjoys please? Thank you
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    Constant walking......

    Hi, I'm really not sure about a sleeping tablet, I hate the idea but it's the gps way of trying to get mum to rest her legs which I know is important but someone else has mentioned getting in touch with the mental health team for advice as mum is clearly agitated hence the walking but as I keep...
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    Constant walking......

    Hi, that's interesting as I keep on to the care home that it's not something that mum can help but hadn't thought about contacting the mental health team which is a good idea, now it's the weekend, groan! I will have to wait until Monday now and will speak to someone urgently, thanks for the advice
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    I have to share this with you all

    Bless you, thank you for sharing such a wonderful story
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    Constant walking......

    Has anyone had any dealings with Zopiclone? My mum has been in a care home for almost a year. She has had Alzheimer's since 2014 or maybe earlier. My Dad looked after Mum with my help and then he suddenly became ill in July 2017 and four weeks later he died so a massive shock and Mum camento...
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    Visiting

    Thank you all for your honest replies x
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    Visiting

    Same here Jale, Mum forgets we’ve been to see her too. I know she is happy when I’m with her. She went into a care home on the 29 June 2018.
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    Visiting

    I’ve been thinking, and wondered what others thought. A short visit each day or less frequent long visits? I know of family that do both of the above, what do you think?
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    How long........

    .....does the suffering last? The pain gnaw at our stomachs? The ache in our hearts? How do we carry on when our world is falling apart? When will our loved ones be at peace? ...and leave us with broken hearts? No one deserves to suffer Least of all our Partners, Mum or Dad Not knowing when...
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    Sleep problems

    Mum had the recommended course of Melatonin and I'm sorry to say it didn't work. Nothing works for my poor Mum and like your MIL she doesn't make up for it in the day consequently her poor ankles and calves are swollen and are checked regularly by the nurse.
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    Sleeping

    Thank you x
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    Sleeping

    I did wonder about how Mum would get out of it too especially if the staff are busy, thanks for your input x
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    Sleeping

    Can anybody help? Mum has hardly slept in her bed in the last seven months since she went to live in a CH. This is nothing new and the main reason for her going into the CH. She is on the correct medication, is eating well and mostly content but sleeping is all over the place. The staff are...
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    Sleep tips

    Good luck Hayley x
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    Yelled at mum

    I've been angry with my Mum, my Dad had died suddenly and mum moved in. I was scared stiff, didn't know how to cope and was grieving. I still feel guilty but i must remember everything I've just told you because that explains how I felt x
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    End coming soon?

    So sorry x
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    Sleep tips

    Hi, in my Mums case there has been nothing that works. Even six months of Melatonin didn't help. After a recent meeting with our CPD it's been decided that The best option for Mum is to let her carry on as any strong drugs to help will increase her in danger of falling as she walks about all...