I look after an elderly gentleman with Dementia. Before that I looked after my mother for 5 years who had Alzheimers, so I am pretty familiar with the odd behaviors and eating habits. However, my 'friend' is just unbelievable as to what and when he eats..
if left alone he will eat the...
My mother has finally been placed in a care home and I a not at all happy. I have been caring for her now for five years 24/7. The hardest part of the journey was dealing with interfering family and their opinions. Now its all over and I feel redundant.
I know its for the best as she was...
My mother has now been moved into sheltered accommodation with 24 hour support.
I am still very active i her caring and looking after her, do I now have to notify the DWP, even though I am still her main carer??
Some very good advice as usual...
I am going to try and find a 'salt substitute' and fill the salt cellar then let her pour it over her meals to her hearts content, thats if I can find somewhere thats sells it.
Thanks for all the replies.
My mother has 'mid stage' alzheimers , and needless to say, a very poor memory. All is well as can be expected at the minute, apart from meal times.
She tends to drown her dinner in salt, and a few minutes later she will do the same again, I have tried every imaginable 'therapeutic lie' and...
I was wondering if I would be able to post a link to my just giving page some where on this site, as I am raising money for the Alzheimers Society in a sponsored two mile swim in Lake Windermere in June (the great north swim)
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I have had a community alarm fitted for my mother from the council and it is very effective. I have also had a 'wandering alarm' fitted to the front door which would go off if she decided to leave the house during the night. You can set the alarm for when they are in bed, then it goes off...
Can anyone suggest a type of voice memo that I could leave messages on for my Mother. I would like to leave set messages for reminders through out the day. I.e. Turn the TV channel over to number 6. at 12.30, etc etc. Mains or Batteries, and where I can get it from.
Has anyone ever trialed Thiamine or Vitamin B1, if so have you seen any improvement what so ever? I was thinking of giving my mother Thiamine for a trial period to see if I could see any benefits this could have.
Any feedback or advice would be much appreciated.