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    Shout out to Age UK

    I second this. My parents both had diagnoses last year, and whilst pushing the doctor and memory service to act, dealing with social services, applying for attendance allowance, and just talking through their situation, their local Age Uk were our buddies and my cheerleaders. It is an...
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    It's not incontinence, exactly ...

    from a web search: I found something which may be useful after a google search, 'how to trigger toilet cues'. I can't post the link as I've not previously posted enough on Talking Point to be allowed to include an external link. However, if you do that same search, using the words I did...
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    Banking and power of attorney

    Hello, I'm wondering if any of you are having happy dealings with your relative's bank over Lasting Power of Attorney? My parents' bank insists that there only be one addressee when the LPA shows 2 attorneys 'joint and several', however the attorneys live 120 miles apart, and both want...
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    Managing medication in double dementia household at a distance

    Well we've ordered a box with key now, hopefully this will still work. Carers going in using keysafe every day already so hopefully this won't be a problem. I did wonder about pill dispensers, and realised that it would be a new gizmo to understand, which wouldn't work. Also there isn't a...
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    Managing medication in double dementia household at a distance

    I know there are many people out there with much tougher scenarios than mine. You have such a lot of responsibilities, caring for your husband and parents and children all at once. Do you get any respite care? Who looks after you? My Sis has ordered lockable meds box and will be setting it...
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    Managing medication in double dementia household at a distance

    Your comments are very helpful and reassuring. No, I don't want to be a martyr to it. I still want a life :). Your timetable sounds like hard work to me. Care is being increased by me even this week and I will go on doing it whilst them staying there is still feasible. Their pharmacist...
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    Managing medication in double dementia household at a distance

    Thankyou Loveahug, this is very helpful. Sounds like the keysafe is the way to go. Won't get easier if we put it off. The doctor is very good about being blamed for all sorts of unpleasant new changes, he got Mom to stop driving in May. The way to sainthood is paved with intermittent...
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    Managing medication in double dementia household at a distance

    Thanks pippop, that does seem like a good idea. They already have a keysafe, although I need to find out whether they are still answering the door.. we've a notice on the door by the lock saying, 'Please lock the door and put the key on the XXX', but I don't know whether they are now removing...
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    Managing medication in double dementia household at a distance

    Hello everyone, this is my first post, I just joined today. Have been engaged in chasing a diagnosis and help for my two parents since January this year. This month, we should have the diagnoses, and my parents are already having a carer come in once a day, for a half hour visit. Dad has...