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. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Hello
    Has anyone had any successful applications for Blue badges? If so what did you give as reasons for applying? Non of the questions on the application form seem to fit A D.

    I feel as if we require one, as Margaret walks very slowly and I dare not drop her off and go and park the car. Because slow or not by the time I returned she would have vanished. I once left her sat on a seat in a York store while I went into a toilet, and didn't see her again until five and a half hours later when the police found her five miles away in Askam Brian.
    She is also quite likely to wander into traffic if left by herself, or go into a shop and pick up something and be arrested for shoplifting.

    I think she has trouble with spacial awareness makes her wallk so slowly because as far as we know she has no physical problems with her legs.

    Cheers
    barraf
     
  2. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Barraf,

    Have a look at Resources for some positive feedback too.

    Jude
     
  3. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Barraff
    you have more or less answered your own questions.
    I applied and was successful -reasons
    :Cannot leave Margaret alone whilst you park the car,she would wander off.
    Need to park near to shops etc Margaret cannot walk far due to her gait caused by Altzheimer's .
    That should be enough,let us know how you get
    Norman
     
  4. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Barraff
    have a look at disabled toilets on resources,there is information there that may be of use to you
    Norman
     
  5. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Hello

    Small success, our application for a Blue Badge has been approved and the badge arrived this morning. Even the small amount of help this will give is something to be thankfull for.

    It's amazing how a little success like that can brighten your day, even though Margaret is still only talking to me in a derogatory manner and in disparaging tones,the day seem so much better than yesterday.

    Thanks to all who replied to my original post and special thanks to Norman who pointed me in the right direction.

    As the questions on the application form do not appear to cover Alzheimer's I wrote an explanatory letter to incluce with the form, and it appears to have done the trick.

    Cheers Barraf
     
  6. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Barraf,

    Hurray for even a small victory for you! It makes such a difference to have a win, doesn't it?

    Best wishes,

    Jude
     
  7. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Barraf
    so glad you got your badge.
    At our local Asda there is now a designated area for Blue badges,drive up,press the button,hold up your blue badge and a voice says "Thank you" the barrier comes up and in you go.
    Such easy parking now and so near to the shops.
    To complete the day we can now use our Rada toilet key,
    cheers
    Norman
     

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