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. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    hi there all you wonderful people.Just a general enquiry.For the past four days dad has been washing and changing without any prompts or arguments.Is this a good sign or am i just seeing into something that may not last?even though i work with people with this disease i think i may be biased as to my dads abilities with personal hygiene and the fact that i don't want to see any further decline.selfish of me i know but love him too much to want to see him this way.love to you all elaine
     
  2. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Elaine,
    Who knows whether it will last or not? Just enjoy it as long as it does - make the most of every good moment, for they will give you the strength to see your way through the bad ones.
    Love helen
     
  3. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    My mother use to have those kind of days , I use to get my hope up so high , then come down with a bang when they did not last .

    Good advice from Amy
     
  4. Taffy

    Taffy Registered User

    Apr 15, 2007
    1,314
    Hi Elaine,
    The coordinator at the dementia support group describes dementia as been tidal, sometimes the memory is in, other times it's out. In mum's case I found this to be true, she would be able to perform the showering task for awhile then it was just all to confusing she would just forget then she would have memory of it again. But, slowly this worsened and now it is something that has to be addressed on a daily basis. Every case is different as you would know so fingers crossed your dad will continue washing and changing. Taffy.
     
  5. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    thanks for the replies.been to see dad today.all seems well on the outside.i know this may not last and i will treasure these days.thanks again elainex
     

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