1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    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. liz56

    liz56 Registered User

    Feb 15, 2015
    34
    North Somerset
    Dad lived with us till Christmas, with steadily progressing Alzheimers. With daycare and carer it was just about OK for all of us. At Christmas things took a difficult turn with Dad waking dozens of times a night, getting dressed, wandering , falling. He was oblivious, perfectly happy the next day but he wasn't trying to get up for work every day ! We took hard decision to try him in the care home where he had been going for day care . He settled but took his wandering to new levels - they couldn't cope with him either. So he is now somewhere more secure and we are sure he is safe. Now hoping for a period of calm before the next challenge this disease throws at us!
    Must say its lovely to be spontaneous again, not have to plan for dad 24/7. Someone else is doing that, and we can spend quality time with him, most days. We got so bogged down with caring I didn't enjoy his company any more - I wish I had seen that a year ago
     
  2. susy

    susy Registered User

    Jul 29, 2013
    806
    North East
    Thank you for posting this. It will my my journey less fraught when our time comes to use a care home for respite and ultimately permanently. Hope he is settled.
     

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