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    When they talk of dead relatives?

    Thank you Fiona It's so reassuring to know I'm not alonein all this. Love and best wishes to you Francesca x
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    When they talk of dead relatives?

    Thank you Jan! In a way, it's good to know that all cases are different and every day is different. And my goodness it keeps you on your toes - we had our first real laughter yesterday when my 12-year-old daughter found her grandad drying up the washing-up with her best pants!!!! Thank you for...
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    When they talk of dead relatives?

    Thank you Barbara! What amazing support all you lovely people offer! I'm really overwhelmed by it. Many many thanks for taking the time! Love Francesca x
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    When they talk of dead relatives?

    Thank you both These replies are really helpful. I think I'll follow your advice! Thank you for taking the time to reply - I will make sure I do the same when I have some experience under my belt! Love to you both Francesca x
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    When they talk of dead relatives?

    Thank you Nancy! I don't know what I would do without access to all you wonderful people out there sharing your experiences! Love Francesca x
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    When they talk of dead relatives?

    Hello! When my father-in-law asks if he's going to see his Granny, what should I say? This is cropping up occasionally and I'm not sure how to respond. Thank you!!! Francesca x
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    Prompting memories - good or bad?

    Hi Lynne Thanks for this. I'm actually going to give that a go today! Much love to you Francesca
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    Keeping the patient occupied

    Thank you! Hi Connie, Thanks you so much. I can't tell you how much help this forum is. Volunteers like you are real lifesavers to people like me thrust into a new situation and trying to harness all the information I need as each challenge arises. You're wonderful! francesca
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    Keeping the patient occupied

    Hello, Can anyone advise me: my father-in-law (newly diagnosed) is staying with us. At his own home, he is normally active (washing-up, helping with the cooking, pottering in the garden etc) I've been trying to involve him a bit here (shelling peas, washing up a few cups etc) but, although he...
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    Prompting memories - good or bad?

    Thank you! Hi Nancy, That was particularly helpful. I'm finding the practical tips the most useful because I'm still at the early stage of processing information. Many many thanks! Francesca
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    Prompting memories - good or bad?

    Thanks! Both those replies are helpful, thanks so much! As a new member, I'm gaining a lot just browsing all these forums. thanks again for taking the trouble to reply!
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    Prompting memories - good or bad?

    Hi! My father-in-law has been diagnosed with Alzheimers. When we show him a recent photo of his immediate family, he can't recall any of the names (or he gets them muddled with people from his past). My question is: is it good to keep showing him the photo and telling him who the people are, or...