vascular dementia

  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. A

    Struggle to get GP support

    My mother has vascular dementia and my father cares for her. She often complains of headaches and nausea but we are struggling to engage our local GP to provide support. Due to her dementia it is better for her to have the same doctor rather than any number of different people but recently we...
  3. K

    Advice Needed

    Hello All, I'm looking for some advice please my nan is 89 years old and still lives in her own home, we currently have a falls alarm system in place but unfortunately my nan keeps removing the alarm (wrist watch style) we have tried to communicate that this is for her safety but she has...
  4. T

    I need advice on Capacity and possible eviction from Care Home

    Hi, I have never posted on a forum before but I really need some advice. My Mom was diagnosed with vascular dementia 3 years ago whilst in hospital suffering from severe depression and an anxiety disorder. After a 7 month stay in hospital she came home with a care package. Carers in 3 times a...
  5. K

    Any advice would be grateful...

    Hi All, My mum is 89,nearly 90, and has vascular dementia, heart failure, aortic stenosis and other heart and health problems.Mum has been over the past 2 weekends,deteriorating and had to call princess alice to come out to help.My sister lives with my mum and dad she is my mums carer,, who's...
  6. L

    Hello.

    Hi uk southwest here. my dad has had vascular dementia for a couple years now he is 77 and still pretty able, he is still washing himself daily feeds him self what ever he can get his hands on and also enjoys a pint. hes recently handed me his car key thank god! but he is struggling to accept...
  7. M

    Continence issues and going away on holiday

    I've asked this question elsewhere too, but would be very interested in views and opinions from the folks on here. My husband (77) has recently been diagnosed with vascular dementia. As this is quite recent, I'm very much a newbie in the role of carer, so am learning as I go along and taking...
  8. K

    Only 3rd post, but any advice would be grateful....

    Hi all, My mum has vascular dementia and severe heart failure. She had a bad weekend,we're twilight nurses were called out 4 times on Saturday and on Sunday morning.Mum became very breathless, unresponsive to anyone and was twitching,which intern made mum gasp for breath. The nurses came and...
  9. N

    Mum keeps asking about her care home fees!

    Hello! This is my very first post but I have been using the forum as an incredibly helpful guide since my mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia 4 years ago. She went into a nursing home just before Xmas after a mini stroke put her in hospital and we knew she could no longer be safe at...
  10. S

    Enduring POA

    Hello all I'm wondering if there is a simple answer to this question?! :) I am the neighbour of an elderly man who has recently suffered a serious stroke, is presenting with symptoms of vascular dementia, and is now in a Care Home. He jointly owns the house next door with his partner - and...
  11. D

    Dehydration and vomiting

    Hi everyone I’m Debra. In the past year, my 88 yo mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia. My 88 yo Dad is her sole carer. He copes very well , but recently she been experiencing problems with dehydration and vomiting immediately after eating despite making her soft meals, She was hospitalised...
  12. M

    My mam

    Hi everyone I'm a newbie and joined because my mum has vascular dementia altzimers.I look after mum with my sister. I can see mum deteriorating quickly now. I have a chance of a new flat for mum but I was worried that it would be a hugs change for mum She lives in sheltered housing and an...
  13. B

    Question

    Hi I would like to understand an issue pls if someone can respond.... My mother has vascular dementia, I ve had many professional people including social services, visit my mum at home, ask questions and be happy with the answers??. From a late stage patient, when family have asked for support...
  14. S

    hello and some advice please

    Hello, my mother has alzeimers and vascular dementia. She is bed bound due to an open foot ulcer that took 3 years to get better, but still quite lucid. She can hold a conversation but gets very confused and is convinced she can still walk. My father was her main carer but he died a year ago in...
  15. J

    Finding it hard communicating effectively

    It is in my nature to try to explain things to help but I know I'm doing it wrong, my auntie has vascular dementia and I got her an automatic pill dispenser, she doesn't want or need it as she takes her tablets properly... well she doesn't.. she says I don't trust her . Yesterday...
  16. J

    Getting a GP appointment

    Hi, Mum has vascular dementia - diagnosed a year and a half ago and is rapidly deteriorating. She hasn't seen her GP since her diagnosis and her surgery seems particularly unhelpful. I was unaware of the possibility of an annual review until it was mentioned on this site (which has been such a...
  17. J

    Hello - been trying to avoid using these sites as too scared of what I'll read :-(

    Hi I'd like to introduce myself. I come from a family with other brother and sisters. Both parents are still alive and live very close to me. I'm single and live with my adult daughter. I'm very close to my parents. My dad was diagnosed with vascular dementia and I think alzheimers about 2...
  18. Z

    Mum refuses to stop driving

    Hi, I wondered if anyone has any advice on how to stop my Mum from driving. She was diagnosed with Vascular dementia 18 months ago but still refuses to tell the DVLA about the diagnosis and still drives, although not daily and only a mile or so to town. She lives 160 miles away from me and her...
  19. J

    Silences

    My partner has vascular dementia and I’ve noticed more how he stares into space more regularly. He gets absorbed in his iPad and won’t speak for hours it’s very difficult to engage in conversation.. However if the phone rings and I’m speaking it’s as though he has to interrupt. We no longer...
  20. A

    hello

    i am a new member; my husband was diagnosed with combined Alzheimer's and vascular dementia and i am finding it increasingly difficult as he is becoming more erratic and angers quickly. I hope to find support and advice. Thanks.