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    Heartbroken

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    Heartbroken

    Today is mums 87th Birthday and she didn't have s clue. She has been awake more today still won't eat but more cheerful. I have done nothing but cry most of the day I hate what this awful disease has done to her and I hate watching her fade away before my eyes. I don't sleep as I know any day...
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    Doing my best .......... but struggling

    We have limited help from carers just 3 mornings a week mum doesn't know where she is so don't think would make much difference to her I know you are all right but why do I feel such a failure? Husband now home for weekend so will have a bit more help my kids are great but feel it's wrong to...
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    Doing my best .......... but struggling

    Mum has pneumonia not severe but on top of her advanced altzheimers it's not good. The doctor offered to hospitalise her but dad wants to keep her at home, they both live with me. She barely eats or drinks anymore is totally incontinent and when she is awake is totally uncooperative. I have...
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    Sleep for the carer

    I feel your pain I too get woken up most nights and only seem to get back to sleep just before alarm goes off even on the nights I'm not called I lay awake waiting for it so any magic tips will be gratefully received here too. Just remember you are not alone not a solution but does make me feel...
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    Feeling down and knackered

    I have just had my first break in 4 years and I wish I had done it sooner my advice do it as soon as you possibly can xx Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
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    My mum is driving me mad . she wants to go 'home' when she is AT home. what can I do?

    Distraction is the only thing that works with my mum some days I wonder if I have dementia repeating the same thing constantly found "oh would you look at that!!!" And grabbing a magazine or anything to distract her attention. Sadly this horrible disease seems to progress this way Sent from my...
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    My mum has absolutely no idea what she is doing with the pads these days she is late stage altzheimers we were given sticky pads to put in her own underwear for daytime you have no idea where done ended being stuck [emoji38] I created quite a lot now they are giving her large pads with her...
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    Help - urgent please - Recommendations for incontinence pull ups for women.

    NHS won't supply pull ups for day time I resorted to buying on Amazon brand called depend have worked well for my mum xxx Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
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    Sleep for the carer

    Wow so many people going through the same when we all feel like we are the only ones half the I never get more than 3 hours in a row and often spend an hour after dealing with one drama laying awake waiting for the next Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
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    What are the stages of dementia? How will I know when it's time to move my mum to a c

    I feel your pain I have had mum living with me for 4 years and watched her going through all the things you have mentioned it is heartbreaking but it sounds like the time has come when your mum needs full time care before things get much worse silly things like I have to check the cooker every...
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    Feeling lonely

    Thank you I know they will be fine not sure how to think about me anymore I seem to have disappeared but I am looking forward to putting the kids first Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
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    Feeling lonely

    For the last four years I have lived with and cared for my parents mum has altzheimers dad is blind and diabetic I'm married but my husband works away a lot and can't cope with my mum my kids (20 & 13) try their best but to be honest I would rather they enjoyed life my friends don't really...
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    Help!!

    Possible uti yet again will try distracting so very hard sometimes when I just want to scream but hey ho hopefully get some sleep tonight thanks for replying [emoji8] Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
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    Help!!

    Hi this is my first time on here I look after my mother 24/7 she has altzheimers she is 86 and is going down hill fast. Today she is walking round looking for her mum nothing any of say will convince her that her mum isn't here she died in 1984 has anyone got any advice on how to deal with this...