mixed dementia

  1. K

    Care home - when?

    My mum’s recently diagnosed with mixed dementia. My dad died suddenly and unexpectedly last year and my mum lives 100 miles from family. We realised immediately that she had serious memory problems and she’s had a live in carer since. She hates being in her home (which she doesn’t recognise...
  2. A

    What does the end look like?

    This is my first, and I’ll say…and a very difficult post. My mom has Lewy Body dementia and Vascular dementia and has been in hospital for the past 3 months. She barely ate anything over the past 3 months, and has a catheter. During the 3 months she has been in bed and has a massive bed sore on...
  3. M

    Local Dementia Carers

    Hi there, my Dad has been diagnosed with Mixed Dementia Alzheimer & Vascular this year which is sad for us all, he has a daily visit from multiple carers from a local agency to help with his existing diabetes medication, but we would like to improve that by trying to find a dementia specialist /...
  4. B

    Deputy of Court of Protection

    Hi everyone, I'm new here. Dad recently was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia, and probable Lewy Body dementia. GP advised dad did not have capacity to agree to Lasting Power of Attorney. GP and Consultant have both advised me to apply to be deputy of court of protection so I'm...
  5. C

    Do i need to move house?

    My husband has just been diagnosed with mixed dementia - Alzheimers and Vascular. He has been having problems for some years so his dementia is quite advanced although he can still get about independently. We live in an 18th century cottage with steep stairs, stone steps to a cellar and a...
  6. M

    Local authority care homes

    Hello , My name is Maria . My mother has vascular Dementia and altzimers. 2 weeks ago she had a nasty fall in her home and had a massive head injury . She has been in hospital every since and after assements has been told she isn’t well enough to go home and needs ongoing assessments and...
  7. B

    Tired!!!!

    I am a carer for my husband of 55 years. He was diagnosed with mixed dementia 6 months ago. I feel like I have been in a whirlwind ever since! He has gone from being a busy, on the ball, a good laugh. To just wanting to sit in his armchair. No interest in anything. I feel sad and lonely. My...
  8. Q

    How to convince my mum with mixed dementia that she should have her cataract operation?

    Hi, my name is Queenie and my mum has Alzheimers and vascular dementia. She is due a cataract operation but doesn't want it anymore. She has had a few hospital stays since December. She first broke her hip and had an amazingly fast recovery. Unfortunately it was followed by another operation to...
  9. L

    Am I over-thinking

    Hi, this is quite a long post that I have debated posting for a while, it has taken me quite a few days to write. First a brief explanation of mine and my husbands situation. I must say we have been separated for 20 years, we’re not married but have always been close having two children and...
  10. M

    Mum has a fixation that she's not at home, when she is

    Hi. My mum has mixed Alzheimer's/Vascular dementia (18 months from diagnosis now). In the last two weeks she has become convinced that she is not in her own home, although she is actually in her home of the last 50 years, with my Dad. She says she wants to pack up her belongings and go home. She...
  11. J

    Recent diagnosis

    Hi my husband has recently been diagnosed with mixed dementia. I have to be strong and make everything is in place legally for him but I sometimes feel overwhelmed.
  12. S

    Our story…

    Dad was diagnosed back in 2020 with mixed Alzheimers and Vascular dementia although I’d suspected there was something different for at least 5 years or so before. After much convincing he finally moved closer to me and my family so we could be there for him when he needed us. He’s been on his...
  13. M

    Nursing Home dilemma

    Hi I'm looking after my father who has vascular dementia and Alzheimer's. After my mum passed away we have 3 private carers round the clock both day and night. Dad is declining since Mum passed away recently and we have had many sleepless nights having to take him to urgent care or A&E with...
  14. C

    What would you do?

    My wife has been on donepezil since her mixed dementia diagnosis last May. We stopped it for a while because it was causing diarrhoea and she was anxious about going out, finding toilets etc. She tried Memantine and Rivastigmine but they didn't help with the dementia symptoms so she went back on...
  15. N

    Advice needed re Husband (mid stage Mixed Dementia) started stealing from shops

    Hi everyone! My husband of 30 years has mid stage Mixed Dementia.He has never been the best tempered person even before his Dementia diagnosis!We split up three times in the past due to his controlling behaviour (not physically aggressive but held the purse strings to a degree that I had to ask...
  16. B

    Walked out!

    Just need to write this as I know you will understand. For the second weekend our grandson has been working so hard to help clear our garden that has become so overgrown, a job I could no long ignore although my husband was very against anyone doing it. He has mixed dementia and apart from...
  17. T

    Help with Nan who just wants to come home

    Hi. I am Tim. I care for my 84 year old Nan who has mixed dementia, things were getting impossible with my Nan and grandad living together as she was up all night, confused who he was, walking the streets in her pjamas as she didn’t know where her ‘home’ was… so we contacted social services who...
  18. N

    Dad diagnosed last year

    Hi Dad diagnosed with mixed dementia, Altzheimers & vascular, last year. Still at home with gp & llams support. And much support from family. I worried he needs more support and don't know how to go about it
  19. T

    Sleep and dementia

    My wife has mixed dementia, Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. She doesn’t sleep that well at night and often wakes quite early. But upon waking, she is often anxious and fractious, I wonder if there is a link between sleep deprivation and dementia. Does the brain need to rest as well as the...
  20. J

    Hi

    Hello all I am new to the forum my mum has mixed dementia and Alzheimer’s- she lives with my dad on their own - both are 85 - my dad is a diabetic and struggles with mobility - the last few weeks he has got very low and depressed - and I don’t know how to help him for the best - we do as much...