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Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by marionq, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
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    Over the last two years we have gone to many groups and events held by Alzheimers Scotland. In the first year John was so active and still " with it " so I did not put him on the waiting list for day centre. This year he badly needed more company than I could give and I desperately needed a break.

    Today was his first day of "school" and I checked he had enough money for his lunch and anything else which turned up. Made sure he was clean, warm and smart and then waited for the minibus with some nervousness.

    The driver and both helpers came out to greet him and introduce themselves and the man on the front row was delighted to see him. Possibly from one of our Alz groups. He went off happily without a backward glance.

    Success:D;)
     
  2. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    That is so good to hear and what a relief for you. Hope you are able to fill the time with things you really want to do.

    It will be interesting to hear how John's day has gone so that hopefully he looks forward to the next one.
     
  3. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
    3,072
    Devon
    Sounds like it was a big step for both of you Marion. Hope that it all goes well and John settles down, I suppose it might take him a few visits until he's really settled. It takes Nick ages to get his head around any changes. Good tip to put Nick's name down now even if he doesn't need it right away. Scarlett always advises to do that.
    I hope that you have a good day too!
    Es
    x
     
  4. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    RESULT!

    I'm so glad for you, Marionq. May your hubby find the day completely to his liking :) And for you? Well, a little bit of peace and quiet, I reckon, wouldn't do any harm, xx
     
  5. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
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    Used my day to take SIL to her housing office to sort out an admin issue then sent her off as she is such a cheapskate and I intended to spend some money on myself. Bought the nicest dressy top I have seen in ages and a bouquet of flowers. Took myself and my ipad out for lunch and decided to check the premium bond draw today.

    Tara! I won £500. The biggest I have ever had.

    Now I just have to hear from John when he comes home that all went well and we will celebrate.
     
  6. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
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    East Kent
    Congratulations What a lovely surprise for you .
    Sounds like u have had a really nice day too .

    I often used my free time to go to Herne Bay , sitting near the seafront or in the old bandstand people watching interspersed with some edibles both liquid and solid lol.

    I hope John has enjoyed himself
     
  7. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,552
    Female
    Scotland
    So John is home now. Had a good day and a lunch of soup and pork chop according to him.. Did lots of things - unspecified! Many people knew him!

    Don't know if any of this is true but he is going back next week so it must have been good.
     
  8. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
    3,072
    Devon
    What a fab day Marion! Glad John enjoyd himself too.
    Es
    x
     
  9. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
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    Herne Bay is beautiful :) we go quite often ourselves! They do lovely seafood lunches too


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  10. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,713
    Female
    Dundee
    That's good news Marion. Bill enjoys his day at our Alz Scot day centre. We're very lucky to have these resources. Enjoy your new 'me ' time! :)
     
  11. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Ha! Didja iPad enjoy itself? Hahahahaha. Made I laugh, that did.

    I so love this forum.

    500 QUID? Nice one gal :)
     
  12. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
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    East Kent
    You never know we may well have passed each other :)
     
  13. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
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    So true :) didn't realised you live just round the corner xx


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  14. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
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    #14 lin1, Mar 4, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2015
    What a result

    I'm glad John enjoyed himself and that he is going back next week.
    Sorry don't know how those sad and confused smilies got in there .
     
  15. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
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    East Kent
    :). If you should see a middle aged fat woman in black leggings :eek: , a longish colourful top and crocs on her feet , it is probably me
     
  16. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
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    Oooo you live just round the corner :) didn't realise lol x


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  17. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
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    Duplication
     
  18. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,265
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    near Folkestone
    That made me giggle ! Well I am a Middle Aged fat woman with curly and not straightened hair prob in leggings too but with craters under her eyes and boots on !!! So do look out as we could have a cuppa :) and compare notes about Herne Bay and St. Mary's bay ;) x


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  19. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
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