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    My mother needs some activity in her care home - any ideas please?

    Does the home have an activities co-ordinator? If so, talking to them about involving your Mum in activities would help. Failing that, carers will sometimes include those more able residents in day to day tasks such as folding laundry, setting tables for meals, helping with bringing bedding from...
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    how to tell mum about care home.

    Hi mumof2, just read your post and the replies you've had. I used to work in a care home as an activity co-ordinator and we always found that the transition was easier for families who were able to join in activities with their relatives. This meant that the bond of doing things together is...
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    Medication

    Thank you Izzy for replying to my post. We will be going to see the consultant soon so I will ask about this. It seem that there is no point in continuing with medication if it has no effect. My mother in law developed terrible 'cold like' symptoms as a side effect of Donepezil and she's had...
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    Medication

    Thank you for replying to my post. It helps so much to know that there are others 'out there' who are going through the same thing with their loved ones. We will be seeing the consultant at the memory clinic soon for a review so I will ask then about meds.
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    Medication

    Thank you so much for your reply. We are going to see the consultant at the memory clinic soon so I will ask then.
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    Aricept

    Hi Anniebell My mum in law was put onto Aricept 3 years ago and has benefited from taking them. Her memory is still not good, but I think we have been able to keep her in her own home (with supervision) and as independent as possible because she has been (until now) more able to cope with...
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    Medication

    Hi there everyone, I'm new to this forum and would just like to ask anyone out there if they have had any experience of changing medication for dementia. I care for my mother in law who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's almost 3 years ago. She was prescribed Donepezil (Aricept) which seemed to help...