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. Red

    Red Registered User

    Oct 9, 2006
    1
    We have just found out that my grandma has dementia. Although we had our suspicions it has still come as a great shock. It is made doubly hard in that my grandad is suffering from lung cancer and has rapidly gone down hill over the last week or so.

    Grandma still recognises us all but has other memory problems and odd behaviour.

    Not really sure why i've posted - just wanted some general advice in how to cope with it all and what to expect.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lila13

    Lila13 Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    1,342
    Can't give "advice", each situation is so different, but the more you tell us about your family's experiences the more likely you are to find others in here who've been through similar.

    Lila
     
  3. Áine

    Áine Registered User

    Hello Red, welcome to TP. Sounds like you have a lot to cope with with both grandparents being ill. It's good that you found us. Like Lila says, it's difficult to give general advice because every situation is different. It's good that you posted though cos it makes a connection with other people who are going through similar things.

    I guess perhaps my "general advice" would be:

    Find out as much as you can about the illnesses you're up against.
    Find out as much as you can about the possible sources of support you can access.
    Talk about what's happening and your anxieties with friends and family (and anyone who'll listen)
    Be kind to yourself, and generous to yourself in allowing yourself to have whatever emotions you have about this whole wretched thing.

    If there are other things you want more specific advice with, or you just want to chat or sound off about stuff, there's always someone around on TP who will be able to listen and hopefully to help.

    best wishes

    Áine
     

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