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    My Beautiful Daddy

    Thank you for all of your lovely wishes and kind words, it means so much. Love Claire xxxxx
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    My Beautiful Daddy

    I lost my wonderful Daddy this morning and I just wanted to say thank you all for your advise and kind words over the last few months which has helped so much. Daddy and I shared a birthday which is tomorrow so that's going to be hard, but I'm so relieved that he went peacefully and I was...
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    Worried and cunfused

    Hello everyone, I hope you can help me as I am extremely worried about my Dad. He has been in a care home since March and is 83, he had a bad week last week and became very confused and his swallowing became worse to the point where he was even struggling with water. He was taken into hospital...
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    Activities

    Hi everyone thanks for your replies, My Daughter Megan and I took the puppy in, oh he's called Bear by the way. The residents loved him although my Dad unfortunately wasn't that keen! It was so lovely to see the reaction of a couple of the female residents and Megan spent some time sitting with...
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    Activities

    Thanks everyone for all of the replies and ideas, I've spoken to the care home manger Steve tonight and he said it's fine to take the puppy in as long as I take him when he's there as he loves Labradors, well who wouldn't love a Labrador puppy!! I think the residents will enjoy it and it would...
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    Activities

    Hello everyone, My Dad has been in his care home for 6 weeks now and I feel that there is a lack of activities I would like to try and do something about this and would like to organise some kind of activity for the residents to make their life more interesting, it must be so boring for them...
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    Starting to dispair

    Thanks for all of your replies. it's nice to know I'm not alone with my feelings and concerns so thank you so much. I agree with your posts on keeping everything in writing which I will do from now on, I registered my power of attorney with my Fathers doctor in October last year so I would...
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    Starting to dispair

    Hello everyone, I would like to know if anyone is having or has had the same problems as I am? As if it isn't distressing enough to have to have to go through seeing someone you love suffer with this awful disease I find I am continually knocking my head off a brick wall when it comes to social...
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    Editing posts

    Hi Everyone, Can anyone tell me how to edit my posts on the forum, I done a search and can't seem to find the answer. thanks Claire xx
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    Financial questions

    Thanks for all of your wonderful advise I feel a whole lot better knowing some facts, I'm sure I'll have lots more questions but at least I know where to come and ask them. Thank you all again. Claire xx
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    Missing my Dad

    Thanks for your kind reply, I'm going in to visit him tomorrow which I'm sure is going to be an emotionally charged situation, thankfully my son has agreed to go with me so if I dissolve in tears he can take over the conversation. I'll let you know how I get on. Love to you and your Dad. Claire xx
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    Financial questions

    Thank you Pony mad xx
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    Financial questions

    Hi Pete, thank you so much for the information you have no idea how much of a relief it is to me to finally have some definite answers. The only other query I have is that he does have some savings of around £16K, so will things change when this money has been depleted by paying his share of...
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    Missing my Dad

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to share my desperate feeling of hopelessness and despair at this horrible down right unfair disease!! My Dad was taken into a home on Friday as his partner could no longer cope with him at home, we both took him there and my heart sank when we walked into the...
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    Financial questions

    Hello everyone I hope you can help. My Father went into a care home on Friday for respite care as his partner could no longer cope with him, this has all happened very suddenly and I have suddenly found myself at my wits end trying to cope with the emotional and mental turmoil, plus facing a...
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    Can someone please help me

    Hi Suzanna, thanks for the reply I've learnt so much already in such a short space of time thanks to the replies one here! you sound like your in a similar stage with this as I am? I think by tho 1969 in your profile name that you are about the same age as me? Can I ask if it's your parent who...
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    Can someone please help me

    Thank you Thanks for all of your replies, it's lovely to have such a nice welcome and to know there are other people going through the same thing. I would love to go to one of the carers cafe's but I don't think there will be one around here as I live in Northumberland and there's very little...
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    Can someone please help me

    Thank you so much Beate, I'm going to take a day off work tomorrow to try and sort something out, I feel like the doctors have been little or no help, apart from the initial diagnossis nothing much has been done or said! Fortuntately I have power of attorney which I applied for when we first...
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    Can someone please help me

    Hello everyone, I hope someone can give me some advice as I am feeling very bewildered and upset with this situation as I have never experienced this before and am at my wits ends and don't know where to turn. My Father is 82 and has Alzheimer's I'm not sure what stage he has as I don't know...