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  1. Dina

    Rights of an alzheimers patient

    Incredible!! This from Age Concern website: http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/131201CF63CA4A6683385D620E493F93.asp
  2. Dina

    Alzheimers v Vascular Dementia

    Regrets are a waste of Time and Energy hi Sandy25 I agree that you must not beat yourself up over this. You cannot possbily know that drug treatment would have made the slightest bit of difference to your dad. With regards to vascular v. alzheimers, I thought the main difference was that...
  3. Dina

    Should we move mum to a different home?

    Care Home v. Nursing Home Thanks All, I hadn't realised that nursing homes (for those with AD) can be 'not EMI'. Maybe this might be something to look at for my mum - somewhere where there are trained staff, but not so extreme as an EMI unit. I say extreme, because I have been told that EMI...
  4. Dina

    Encouraged not to visit by home...

    Thanks for all the advice. Libby, I thought for a minute I had written your post, it so describes the situation with my mum and my brothers and sister. Mum is constantly packing to go and swears she hasn't seen anyone for ages.:D I want to believe that mum is ok when we are not there...
  5. Dina

    Should we move mum to a different home?

    Thanks! Thanks to all for your good advice and kind thoughts. We are going to hang on in there with this home, it seems to be early days still and more time is needed to see whether mum settles and becomes more contented or not. It could be she will never be happy wherever she is, but...
  6. Dina

    Telephone calls

    http://www.shop.bt.com/invt/cay318 Had a quick look at the bt shop as Áine mentioned them and found this phone. It has somesort of VIP feature, but I can't see what it is. However, it does have a missed call memory, like a mobile. That might be helpful. In fact, probably lots of these new...
  7. Dina

    Rights of an alzheimers patient

    Re: Spcial Worker My mum had a social worker, but when she moved into a home, they disowned her, because is self funding. So as she tries to settle into this home, she has no-one to represent her needs (apart from her children, who seem to be as confused as she is half the time!) I...
  8. Dina

    Encouraged not to visit by home...

    hi all my mum's been in a care home now for 6 weeks and remains unsettled and unhappy. Over this time we have continued to visit and she came out for visits over christmas. The home now say this has 'unsettled' her (surely you have to be settled in order to be 'un'ed, but hey, what do i...
  9. Dina

    Should we move mum to a different home?

    the glasses issue is that, without them, she is surely even more disorientated and they have not been lost, mislaid or moved by another resident - they are on her bedside table where she left them when she went to bed, but having AD she doesn't remember to put them on in the morning. my worry...
  10. Dina

    Should we move mum to a different home?

    thanks Áine and noelphobic, i know it is still early days, and worry that i'm over reacting because mum is still not settled, so maybe i'm looking for reasons. she was never happy wherever she was, even living for a year with my brother and his wife (who took carer's leave from work to look...
  11. Dina

    Should we move mum to a different home?

    hi everyone my mum has been in a care home for 5 weeks now. she remains unsettled and unhappy. says she wants to leave, hates it, wants to die, wants to know what she has done to deserve this.... we have had conflicting advice regarding visiting, and have visited alot and even taken her...
  12. Dina

    Going into care home without consent?

    sorry to hear the problems you are having.:( my limited experience is that you need to keep on to the social worker, phone them daily if necessary. maybe someone else in the family could speak to them rather than your nan - perhaps she does not feel able to be assertive enough, especially...
  13. Dina

    What stage?

    We realised my mum had a problem when she was stage 2. We got the 'memory clinic' from the hospital in to assess her and they said she was fine! She's now stage 6.
  14. Dina

    Birthday/Christmas Presents

    http://www.wharton.co.uk/analogue-clocks/analogue-calendar-clock.htm Try here for a clock which shows day, date and time. We got one for my mum last christmas, and it was great at first, but now she doesn't understand what it says.:(
  15. Dina

    Don't know what to do now...

    Thanks for the information Sandy. I don't want to sound negative....but...I don't think my mum would use such an alarm, partly because she wouldn't realise when to use it and partly because she wouldn't want to bother anyone. It is an good idea though and I will discuss it with the rest of...
  16. Dina

    Don't know what to do now...

    Yes, my mum says that "those places" are full of old people - she must think she is about 12 I think, because she is often incredulous to discover she has children (4) let alone grandchildren (5). A question that is puzzling me...I am not allowed to, nor would I leave my 10 yr old son on his...
  17. Dina

    Don't know what to do now...

    hi everyone i care for my mum who is 76 and has dementia. she was diagnosed about 1 year ago, but has had it for at least 5 years. my mum refused to admit that she has any problems caring for herself, although she does accept that she has a "memory problem". when i managed to get her to...
  18. Dina

    can anyone help?

    Hi there I think Zed may have hit on an idea. what if you tell your mum that if she won't go to the doctor you will withdraw all your help? Might that work? If there is nothing wrong with her, she doesn't need your help... Just an idea. It wouldn't work with my mum who is 76 and has had...