Bleach and flashing blue lights

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  1. KatieB

    KatieB Registered User

    Nov 22, 2010
    196
    Glasgow
    I haven't posted in a while, dementia has taken over and we have have quite a time of it. On Monday my mum suffered another TIA, her worst to date and then last night, my dad drank bleach. One ambulance with flashing blue lights and a trip to A&E later, he 's fine and my mum is actually ok. My husband and I, on the other hand, have raw nerves and large bags under our eyes. I feel guitly at times but you really have to laugh, retain a sense of humour and just get on with it.:)
     
  2. Shash7677

    Shash7677 Registered User

    Oh blimey what a night!

    I'm glad mum and dad are ok/on the mend. Sometimes if we didnt sit and laugh we'd be staring down the barrel of a nervous breakdown lol.

    Take care,
    Sharon
     
  3. rajahh

    rajahh Registered User

    Aug 29, 2008
    2,794
    Hertfordshire
    Not as dramatic as yours but Gordon once made himself a diluted drink of lemon lenor conditioner!!!

    He said it tasted nice!!!!

    Now I make sure if I am going out that I leave him with plenty of cold drinks as well as a flask of tea/coffee.

    Thankfully I was in when he made his " drink" so he did not actually drinkmuch of it.

    Hope all calms down

    Jeannette
     
  4. KatieB

    KatieB Registered User

    Nov 22, 2010
    196
    Glasgow
    Ha, Lenor drink. I bet his breath smelled nicer than my dad's bleachy-public-toilet breath.xxx:D
     
  5. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,320
    Female
    East Kent
    Thank god your mum and dad are ok
    you sure have been on the rollercoaster
     
  6. Wenrob

    Wenrob Registered User

    Nov 3, 2012
    76
    My mom once put steredent into a glass if water and said it was bitter lemon ,luckely she only had one sip before we wondered why her water was blue and frothy, we did have to laugh :) x
     
  7. tomkitten16

    tomkitten16 Registered User

    Sep 24, 2012
    342
    merseyside
    my ex husband once drank that perfumed ironing water believing it to be fruit flavoured drinking water-its the best he's ever smelled!!!! No he isn't a dementia sufferer just too vain to wear specs!!:confused:
     
  8. Norfolkgirl

    Norfolkgirl Account Closed

    Jul 18, 2012
    514
    How on earth did your dad open the bottle of bleach? did it not have the safety mechanism in place (where you have to squeeze the lid and twist to open)? Not only do we have to be mindful of kids near bleach etc. but it seems also dementia sufferers too!
     
  9. rajahh

    rajahh Registered User

    Aug 29, 2008
    2,794
    Hertfordshire
    I understand how that could easily happen in my house. I have arthritis in my hands and fingers and have little strength.

    I struggle greatly to open the bottles of bleach, so when I finally manage it I donot put the top on properly again.

    However I keep the bleach on the floor by the side of the toilet, not in a cupboard in the kitchen.

    Jeannette
     
  10. Norfolkgirl

    Norfolkgirl Account Closed

    Jul 18, 2012
    514
    Yes I agree with you there but if KatieB doesn't have arthritis problems, perhaps the bottle opening inconvenience is better than the inconvenience of ambulance/hospital scenario?
     
  11. rajahh

    rajahh Registered User

    Aug 29, 2008
    2,794
    Hertfordshire
    I think I was just trying to justify to myself why I do not put the cap back on securely.

    I do think about the dangers, and you have made me think so perhaps I will find somewhere else to keep the bleach where they are out of reach for him.

    Jeannette
     
  12. Norfolkgirl

    Norfolkgirl Account Closed

    Jul 18, 2012
    514
    Rather than struggle, I usually open bottle tops using a jar lid opener, one that has varying sizes options that works and looks a bit like pliers, usually works even with bleach bottle tops.
     
  13. rajahh

    rajahh Registered User

    Aug 29, 2008
    2,794
    Hertfordshire
    Ihave one of those \i will try it. thanks
     
  14. dotty12

    dotty12 Registered User

    Jan 23, 2013
    19
    sounds familiar

    Hi My mum has just had a lovely swig of listerine! We had the diagnosis of dementia recently and like your mum she is now having regular TIAs. I am now her carer, sharing this with my old dad..... just hope we can manage it all!!
     
  15. KatieB

    KatieB Registered User

    Nov 22, 2010
    196
    Glasgow
    Hi Norfolkgirl
    Arthritis is something my dad doesn't have. He was able to open the yellow plastic bottle without any trouple apparently. It was in their utility room however the bleach and other cleaning products have now been moved - to a safe. We bought a safe from ARGOS at the weekend and now all that stuff is under wraps. My dad used to be an engineer so he spends his time looking for things he can tinker with. In his puruit of "DIY" he is brick by brick dismantling their house. Dementia is awful, isn't it? It destroys people. I hate it.:(
     

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