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    Coping with grief during Alzheimer's

    Sad My Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's nearly 4 years ago. It was a very rapid deterioration. She usually thinks she is six years old and has the demeanour of a small child. Sometimes she is,12 and stroppy. She hasn't known my husband or myself or anybody for 4 years although she feels...
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    Feel guilty & useless

    Thinking of you Hi. I can identify with how you are feeling. My son lives in Kuala Lumpur. We went in December because he was getting married in KL and we were going to be the only family present for either of them. My husband's father fell out of bed about a week before the wedding. He lay...
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    Applying to renew a passport online

    Passport Hi. We managed to do this at the nursing home. It was urgent and we could not get a photographer. Our neighbour lent us his camera and we took a sheet to hang behind her. Normally Mum won't smile. This time, however, she decided she would smile for the camera! She wanted to sit in...
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    Moving abroad

    Hi Actually we, the family, have been asking for a,Best Interest Meeting for months and it was declined. Mum is,self funding. I have not been able to say much because I cannot reveal her identity. My brother and I have LPA. We have now been granted a best interest meeting and the social...
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    Moving abroad

    Hi This is my first posting and sorry I have put this in the wrong forum. Has anybody any experience they can share of moving a family member from UK to a EU country? The home is superb that we want to move the relative to and they can be near us. Any advice? Any suggestions? Or have...
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    Alzheimer and cataract

    My Mum, aged 86 with Alzheimer's, needed eye surgery (not cataracts as those were done earlier). Her favourite carer from her lovely home stayed with her . Mum thinks she is aged six usually. She laid on the treatment table munching on a bag of sweeties all the way through and coped well. If...
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    When will the suffering end?

    So sorry to hear this. I hope that your Mum can be found somewhere where they will treat your Mum with the care and dignity she deserves. These places do exist-my Mum us in a lovely home but I really thought she thought she would die before I got there. I can only post now as I could not deal...
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    visiting mum today

    My Mum thinks she is six and lives in the nursing home that her parents run. Her job is to spy on the residents and staff on their behalf. Mum regularly 'sacks' staff and tells residents they are not suitable to stay and advising them, correctly, that there is a long waiting list. The staff...