After a bit of advice.
My Dad has Alzheimer's and Frontotemporal dementia and my mom is his main carer.
He's in the middle stages and is now regularly demonstrating strange behaviour - new things all of the time. EG making a cup of tea incorrectly / putting his coat on several times a day in the house / forgetting names of close ones. He's spends most of his time confused and is unaware of things that happen around him.
This is having a profound effect on my mom. She is becoming quiet and withdrawn and every time something new happens, she get's upset about it - sometimes for days.
When this happens, she tells me she's having a few days where there's a black cloud over her. But at the same time, she also tells me that she's coping fine and that she will be ok again in a day or so....but she isn't. In actual fact she's been down for a while now even though she doesn't see it.
I'm thinking whether some kind of counselling for dementia carers would help. It might help her approach / response to things so that every time something happens, she doesn't react or perceive it to be huge and therefore doesn't get as affected / upset.
Does anyone know of any way of finding / contacting such a counsellor? I'm based in the West Midlands.
Hope there's some ideas out there......