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    losing my Mother

    Hi everyone. I posted on this forum last year. My last topic was "moving forward" and I was so very grateful for all the support given to me by the wonderful people on this list. My mother was diagnosed 24th dec 2003 and that Christmas and months afterwards were a nightmare. I wrote letters...
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    Moving forward.

    Hi there. I recently wrote about my mother's diagnosis and rapid decline in the 'Care' and 'Can you help me' threads. The social worker, and my mother's consultant both have been extremely helpful, and I realise, having read some old postings, that in this we are very fortunate. My mother...
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    Can you help me?

    Sorry about that last posting folks. I won't ever try emailing again whilst in the throes of a stressful situation. Thank you all for taking the time from your busy lives to help me and those like me who are just taking the first steps on this particular path. Ruth.:-) (Mum has gone to bed!)
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    Can you help me?

    Dear everyone, thank you so much for your replies. It really helps me to know you are out there. My mum's dementia did come on suddenly. The social worker came to see us on Tuesday and insisted on telling mum what the plans were. Of course, since then we have had a running stream of variations...
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    Can you help me?

    Hi everyone. I posted a letter under the heading 'Care' a couple of days ago. I can no longer go on caring for my mother at home and I need to find her some long term accomodation. I have not got anything organised yet, but I will be doing it immediately. The question I have is how to tell...
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    care. Thanks for your reply Geraldine. I am sorry you had such a hard time with your mum. It is one of the hardest things I have ever had to face. I mentioned to mum today about her going into hospital to " get some help with her memory" and now she says that I am putting her in a home and my...
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    Hello eveyone. I lurk here sometimes and I posted a newbie message at Christmas when my mum was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease. I have to smile when I saw the letter I posted then, as my greatest problem seemed to be with mum waking us up at 8am at weekends. My, little did I know...
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    new member

    Hello everyone. well the presents have been opened and the christmas dinner consumed. Now all that remains is the leftover missmash ( turkey trifle i fear.) My mother, who is 93 and lives with me now, was seen by a visiting consultant psychiatrist on Christmas eve and was diagnosed as having...