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    Hi my name is Bobbiec. Mum has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. Mostly short term memory problems at the moment. She is 82 . Can't really get my head around the diagnosis at the moment wanted to believe it was just her getting older. She lives just around the corner from me with my step dad.

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    Good morning and welcome to TP.

    I'm sorry to read about your mum's diagnosis. I know it's hard to get your head round OT all st the beginning. I'm glad you found this forum. You will find lots of help and support here. You can share concerns, ask questions or even just come on for a rant if that's what you need. Looking forward to 'seeing' you round the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy View Post
    Good morning and welcome to TP.

    I'm sorry to read about your mum's diagnosis. I know it's hard to get your head round OT all st the beginning. I'm glad you found this forum. You will find lots of help and support here. You can share concerns, ask questions or even just come on for a rant if that's what you need. Looking forward to 'seeing' you round the forum.
    Thanks Izzy

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    Hi Bobbie, just remember...your Mum is only a couple of days older than she was without " Dementia".... in other words she is still the same, still your forgetful little old Mum.
    The main things to concentrate on at the moment, while/if Mum still has capacity, is to discuss with her and SDad, have they got current, up to date wills, and would they consider completing the POA forms? They can now notify the LA Council Tax Dept as they should be eligible for a discount.
    At the moment, being early days, it is really just a time for research and when you do, remember that not every PWD ( Person with Dementia) gets every symptom.
    Keep in touch, there is a depth of knowledge here to be shared.
    Maureen.x.

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    Welcome Bobbiec. Maureen is right - nothing really is going to change immediately. But it is important to try and get those legal things done - and while you are at it, these are things we should all have in place for ourselves too, and that's a good way to approach your mum and step-dad. That it's important not to leave these things on the long finger, so you are seeing to your own Will and appointing a Power of Attorney for yourself "just in case it was ever needed because really everyone should make sure that they themselves have some control over who takes care of things if they become so ill that they can't."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbiec View Post
    Hi my name is Bobbiec. Mum has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. Mostly short term memory problems at the moment. She is 82 . Can't really get my head around the diagnosis at the moment wanted to believe it was just her getting older. She lives just around the corner from me with my step dad.
    Hi Bobbiec - I wanted to say hello as we sound like we are at a similar stage of our 'carer' journey.
    My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers 2 weeks ago, after several months of frustrating experiences with short term memory loss. I'm ok with the diagnosis, as I could already see the symptoms.
    I don't live close so talk to him on the phone once a week (sometimes more). I'm finding that some conversations are perfectly lucid, whilst on other days he will actually have to stop mid conversation and ask who I am. Does anyone else experience this?

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