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    Mums gas fire

    The council are saying that if they fit a new fire the whole central heating needs to be replaced - probably because the bungalow has had no maintenence for over 20 years (except new windows). I have been assured that the gas to the fire has been capped off but mum keeps fiddling and taking the...
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    Mums gas fire

    Actually thats a great idea setting the central heating to a constant temperature and yes you are probably right about a new fire confusing mum. I think what really concerns me is how mum will cope without one - for years she has sat by the fire "warming the cockles of her heart" as she puts it!!!
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    Mums gas fire

    Hi just wondered if you could help with this problem. Mum had her gas fire serviced about 2 months ago and the council gas and heating contractors stuck a warning sticker on the front saying do not use. I contacted the council on numerous occassions because mum kept taking the front off the fire...
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    Who will be there for mum?

    Yes care is in place but only a quick pop in to see if mum has had her tablets and that everything is okay. I suppose I will have to monitor the situation as I go along and ask for more if mum needs it.
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    Who will be there for mum?

    I know you are probably right about my sister - she does tend to do all the fun things with mum. I sometimes feel like I dont have any quality time with her so I am probably a bit envious. :o
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    Who will be there for mum?

    Hi I havent been on for a while. Mum went into hospital for a while after having terrifying hallucinations one night. Finally mum was diagnosed as having vascular dementia. I have been so busy this summer - mainly to set up care for mum as I am going to university next week. I took mum to the...
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    Hello I am mad with my family

    Thank you all for your support I think I was a bit emotional yesterday - it all came flooding out! You see my sisters do not realise how I feel as I keep it inside - I am not one for confrontation! (they are bigger and bossier than me!) I found it so easy to let my frustration out by writing it...
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    Hello I am mad with my family

    Hi Alfjess I know I should be more calm with my family but its really hard - I need to save all my patience for my mum who is the most important person in all this. I think they dont realise just how much she needs us either that or they are in denial. Its like when the community care officer...
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    Hello I am mad with my family

    Hi Sandy Mum has seen a community care officer and I was present. I have managed to pursuade mum to have frozen meals delivered so I could monitor what she is eating but although mum says yes today this could change! An occupational therapist is going to get in touch with me and so is a...
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    Hello I am mad with my family

    Thank you Thank you for your message of support. It has been a huge relief just to let off steam and talk about my frustrations. My own family (husband and children) are there for me but sometimes they need a break from me ranting! I have read some messages and have taken great comfort in...
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    Hello I am mad with my family

    My mum collapsed at home about 5 years ago. She was paralysed down her left side, could see double and her voice was slurred. However nothing was diagnosed - when I asked about a stroke a few days later they said it was too late to tell. Physically mum recovered but when she left the hospital I...