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    Why do I resent my Dad?

    Thanks Thanks to all who replied. Sometime to put it down in words helps put things into perspective. It is also good to hear from different points of view. I was having a bad day, like everyone has who has to live with this sad illness. Taylorcat I understand your are saying. Dont waste time...
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    Why do I resent my Dad?

    I havent written for some time, as a family we have been coping very well with my mums dementia, up until recently she has been a very happy lady. I feel that the illness my Mum has, as well as taking her from me has also taken my Dad. He has become obsessed with mumz dementia and it is all he...
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    Dementia? What dementia?

    Hi Hya, I understand what you are going through and how much it hurts, when you are doing your best to move forward and get the best treatment you can. My Dad was exactly the same about my Mum, he couldn't get the words out which critised my Mum in any way. My sister and myself spoke to the...
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    Day By Day

    I understand where you are coming from as I was very much in denial for a long time, my Mum has vascula dementia, she was referred earlier this year after a long struggle coming to terms with this sad illness, to have your Mum referred is essential for yourself and your Dad, we now have a team...
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    Any ideas would be welcome

    Thanks Thanks for all the advice, I am without a doubt going to get some sort of ID for my Dad, which will help him should anything similar happen, it will also be of help for my sister and myself, alzheimers is a very sad illness to come to terms with, everytime you think you have head round...
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    Any ideas would be welcome

    Hi, it is a while since I posted, all seem to settle for a while, my Mum was diagnosed a number of months back with alzheimers and since been put on medication. My Dad is in his late 70's but with the help of my sister and myself seems to cope more less pretty well. While I was on holiday my...
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    Medication

    Hya I just wondered if anyone could give me some advice. My Mum has now been diagnosed with alzheimers (as we expect) she is presently awaiting for her final assessment with the demtia team. When this happens she will be prescribed medication. In the meantime she has developed a couple of...
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    A bit of advice please

    Hi Its a while since I have posted, but following advice given previously, I am now in the process of having my Mum diagnosed with dementia of some kind, Alzheimers has been mentioned. We are due to visit the specialist at the end of May to find out what (if anything) can be done to prolong her...
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    Won't go to Dr's

    Hya I understand exactly how you feel, we had the same problem with my Mum and Dad. My Mum has AD, it took a long time for my Dad to accept it, he felt by not having it diagnosed he was protecting her, this is not the case. My Dad spoke to the doctor before hand, explaining my Mums reluctance...
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    i desire help with dealing with a loved one who has alzheimers

    Hi, I understand how you feel, my mother has AD and my Dad is her main carer although myself and my sister help as often as we can. My Dad puts on a brave face and sometimes pretends all is well, we are a close family and I can read him like a book. I watched Dad last night and felt very sad at...
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    What Next?

    Thanks Hi, Can I just thank you all for you kind words and advice, this is the first time I have turned to someone other than my family for advice, sometimes we are to close and say what the other family member wants to hear and not what they should hear. You have told me what I knew, and...
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    What Next?

    Hi, My Mum has now been diagnosed with AD after many months of trying to get her to see someone, (my Dad denies its happening) She went to pieces after the tests receiving only 20 points. My Dad has convinced himself that this was due to a panic attack. My mum is refusing to go to any more...