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    Mother driving me mad!!!!!

    Think you may have hit the nail on the head Vonny. Very good advice as well, thank you K x
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    my mum

    Hi Sharon, Sorry to hear how young your mum is. My dad's 72 and had advanced Vascular Dementia, so I understand how heartbreaking it is to see someone so young suffer this illness. Dad hasn't got a clue who I am either but he smiles when he sees me so I know he knows me in his own way which...
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    Wheee! Highlight of the day

    My dad's got a lovely smile and he cuddles me when I arrive for a visit :) Katie
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    Mother driving me mad!!!!!

    Hi all, After 10 days in hospital and a battle with social services who wanted to put him into nursing care (rather than his dementia registered care home)Dad is finally back where he's safe and happy. He's still not eating and is still "pouching" his food, but he will take drinks, although...
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    Dad only has a few days to live......

    Sending a hug. You're a wonderful daughter and your dad's lucky to have you. Katie x
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    food storing

    Thank you. In the hospital they're giving Dad feeding beakers cos he spills a lot of tea, but I'll be asking them not to from now on - didn't actually consider they'd send the liquid to the back of the throat. K x
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    Care Home Fees

    Try citizens advice first - they're free!!!! K x
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    food storing

    How does Lionel eat now?
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    food storing

    Thanks for your comments I'll be asking for that referal tomorrow. K x
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    Care Home Fees

    Hi Lilykins Rules for self payment of residential care fees are all very confusing and it doesn't help that different local authorities set the threshold themselves. There isn't a single threshold for the whole country. I can't help feeling we are very lucky having read all the posts on...
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    food storing

    Has anyone else come across this - Dad chews but then stores the food in his mouth like a hamster and refuses to swallow. We tell him to swallow - he says he has but then if you ask him to show you the food is still there. He's lost nearly a stone and is currently in hospital on iv fluids. A...
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    carers assault on my mum

    Have you rang Age Concern? They might be able to help you with a formal complaint. Katie x
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    this is disgusting

    Hi All, Haven't posted for a long time, apoloiges. To fill you in on the past 6 months - Dad's Vascular Dementia suddenly progressed after a bout of pneumonia. He lost the power of speach, is slightly incontinent and needs 24 hr care. My mum is losing her sight and is not well herself so we...
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    Please help I'm at my wits end!

    Hi, I really feel for you this is a horrible situation to be in. If mum doesn't want to move could you move nearer to her? Routine and "normality" are very important to people with dementia so she might be happier to stay put. We just moved my Dad into a residential home because Mum is...
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    Doctors appointment

    Thank you all for your replies. It seems everyone has their own way of dealing with it. My Dad just shrugged off his heart condition, so maybe he'll be the same if they diagnose AD or dementia. My Mum won't - she'll be the same as when he was ill last year. His heart had stopped and he having...
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    Doctors appointment

    Hi All, I went to my Dad's doctor today.She was wonderful. Very understanding and very,very helpful. She has made an appointment for him to go and see her "about his pacemaker" but it's not until June 6th cos my parents are away on hols next week. She said she'd tactfully give him a mental...
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    New

    Hi All, Thank you all so much for your kindness and much needed support. We (me, my husband and our 2 youngest children - they're 2 1/2)spent the afternoon with the lovely lady from our local Alzheimer's Society branch. She has given us loads of info and some local phone numbers, including...
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    New

    Hi I'm Katie and this is my first post. My dad is suffering memory loss, is becoming more and more confused and vacant.In fact he's getting lost on a regular basis, still drives and I worry that he's a danger to himself and others. My mum doesn't want to know cos it scares her and won't...