alzheimer's disease

  1. K

    Hello everyone

    My mum has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dad has vascular dementia. Thought I’d join to see what others are going through and possibly pick up tips on everything!
  2. J

    TW: delusions involving sexual assault

    My 81 year old mother has Alzheimer’s and lives with my father independently with carers and family help. Over the past fortnight her delusions have become extremely traumatic including believing she has been raped and sexually abused in the night. We are waiting for test results to Check for a...
  3. N

    Mum’s first night in a care home

    Hi, my brother and I have been caring for our mum, at home, for 5 1/2 years, since our dad died. While dad was alive we were not aware of the extent of her issues as he picked up the slack himself. She was subsequently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We have been able to keep her at home, with the...
  4. R

    Hello

    Hello My name is Kate and my mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s for 3 years. However we believe she has had the disease for over 5. She is at home with my father who is trying his best to care for her.
  5. J

    Anti-depressant with Alzheimers

    Hello I'm Jean and my husband Dennis was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 3 years ago. Following a visit from a dementia support adviser who suggested Dennis was of low mood the GP has suggested he be put on an anti-depressant (Sertraline). Have any members had experience of this medication with the...
  6. W

    Just need to let it all out

    Dad lives alone half a mile from me. I visit 4 times a day and in reality I do everything. He has Alzheimer's and severe arthritis. His mobility is really poor so he spends most of the time sitting in his chair. I recently arranged carers to come twice a week to give me some time off and to...
  7. M

    Hello

    My husband has just been diagnozed with Alzheimers and I am looking for information and support on how to help me and him cope
  8. A

    Hello

    Hello everyone. My wife and I have been married for 50 years this year. She was diagnosed with Alzheimers last January. At the moment she is able to function physically well, but so far her memory and reasoning is declining slowly but steadily. My reason for joining the forum is to seek guidance...
  9. S

    Getting cataracts done

    My husband is mid stage Alzheimer’s and was offered to get his cataracts done to help his vision. He was keen to do this, especially as he wouldn’t have to wear his distance glasses. We had the pre-op appointment and I thought he had understood everything. Unfortunately the actual operation...
  10. N

    Contributions towards living expenses for a family member

    We care for my father in law who has Alzheimers. We are currently converting our garage to become semi independant living accommodation for him. We are doing this at our own expense. When he does move in we will then be responsible for the additional utilites costs and also the his living...
  11. M

    Father in law keeps removing his catheter

    Morning, my FiL (86) who has alzheimers recently moved into a care home, after a spell in HP. We received a call this morning to say he is on his way to HP again as he has removed his catheter, this is the 4th time in 2 weeks. His catheter is due to problems with his prostate and is now...
  12. S

    Hello

    My name is Sammy and I’ve cared for my mother for the past 5 years. She has Alzheimer’s and now lives in residential care. She started wandering outside at night and the police found her on numerous occasions. I just couldn’t keep her safe anymore. The home is fantastic and she enjoys living there.
  13. A

    Just Saying Hello!

    My wife has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's (Eu00). The support we have here in this Welsh border town has been superb - caring and proactive. Elderly mental health is a field I worked in for quite a few years some time ago so I know what we 'can expect' as time goes on. Although the...
  14. Deswert12

    New Member

    Hi Mam has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Not too sure what stage shes at but either mid or late. Mams anxiety has rapidly deteriorated and no longer wants to live. Shes in hospital atm recovering from pneumonia and started a new drug for her anxiety and is unable to get out of her bed...
  15. N

    Dad with recent Alzheimers diagnosis

    Hi I’m Nic and I have a sister Sarah. Our mum has been in a care home since November receiving end of life care for terminal cancer. Her body is failing and she is bed bound, but her mind is strong. In addition our dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in November and is at home alone and...
  16. M

    Care for Parent

    Hi. My Mum has Alzhiemer’s and lives in her own home and she has carers. There used to be a Memory Nurse at her GP surgery but I’ve been told that she no longer works there. My Mum does have regular reviews with her GP. Instead of the Memory Nurse there is a Care Coordinator. She seems like...
  17. T

    Advice needed on what a SW can do or ask for

    I've been looking after mum who's now had altzhimers for about 5 years. Dad passed away last year due to cancer and mum came to live with me and my husband. Mum's still very aware of things and very capable of making her own choices and decisions, also very capable of making drinks food and...
  18. R

    Family living together?

    Dear All, My 80 year old mum has recently been diagnosed with moderate Alzheimers. She lives alone and currently is managing with short visits from carers during the week, but longer term my wife and I are considering becoming the main carer and moving into her house (which is larger than...
  19. J

    Need to vent - no sleep for 4 nights

    I am sorry if this post offends but i need to vent. I am sole carer for my mother who has had alzheimers diagnosed in 2017. She is stage 6. Since new.year i am getting more angry and snapping at her and then feel guilty of course. I have no family or friends and just the 2 of us and i work from...
  20. F

    Hi This is FIFO...

    Dad (86 years) has alzheimer, diagnosed around a year ago. He has some problems giving us. family. a hard time. I really feel sad for him and don't know what to do to help him. One problem is that he keeps wanting to go home, although he is home! The moment he opens his eyes in the morning or...