1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    2,333
    Pontypool
    OH has COPD and since Christmas has had at least four courses of ABs, a course of steroids and a week in hospital. He's just finishing the latest course of ABs but they don't seem to be having much effect. We saw the doctor last week who mentioned that an XRay done when B was in hospital a couple of months ago showed a shadow on one lung, but the hospital never mentioned it. Anyway B had another chest XRay last Thursday and we've been called in to discuss the results tomorrow. Not sure what to expect and frankly a bit concerned. Guess I'll just have to see what the verdict is before letting my imagination go into overdrive.


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  2. DianeW

    DianeW Registered User

    Sep 10, 2013
    490
    Lytham St Annes
    Sorry to hear that....it's impossible not to worry, but please try not to.

    I hope it's all positive news.
     
  3. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    Hope it's nothing to worry about. Best wishes.
     
  4. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    About 15 years ago my husband was told he had a shadow on his lung and apart from being a bit breathless occasionally it has not caused him any problems, try not to worry I hope the results will settle your mind x
     
  5. WIFE

    WIFE Registered User

    May 23, 2014
    857
    WEST SUSSEX
    Jinx - very hard to do but try not to worry until you really have to. Sincerely hope it is nothing serious for your husband. Will be thinking of you WIFE
     
  6. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,967
    Brixham Devon
    I'm sorry you have this worry Jinx. My OH also had COPD - only showed up as his Dementia got worse- but he had suffered with asthma since a tiny baby. I hope this shadow is not something serious and your mind will be put at rest.

    Love

    Lyn T XX
     
  7. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    2,333
    Pontypool
    Well after all the worry and a 50 minute wait at the doctors it turns out the XRay was showing some granulation and fibrous material in his lungs which we have known about for nearly five years since having to pay to see a consultant privately to get an answer to why OH was coughing so much. They are going to see if it needs any further investigation but his chest is clear of infection so very relieved.


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  8. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,967
    Brixham Devon
    Very good result Jinx. I hope that news has put you at ease.

    Love

    Lyn T X
     
  9. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    So relieved for you. xx
     

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