1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January 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.

Care Home Needed but Mum refuses

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Talking Point' started by Worried dsughter, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Worried dsughter

    Worried dsughter New member

    Jun 12, 2018
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    Mum lives on her own, has carers 3 times a day and a family member visiting for at least 3 hours every day for last 18 months but now is not enough. Wanders alot, Confused, agitated, unable to cook / make a drnk/ walk her dog and differentiate between reality and TV. Gets very agitated and carers have advised residential care. Mum will not consider despite getting hit by car crossing road. Doctor says cannot make her. Do not know what to do as family can do no more and she is danger to self.

    Any advice?
     
  2. karaokePete

    karaokePete Volunteer Host

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    #2 karaokePete, Jun 12, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018
    Hello @Worried dsughter, you are welcome here.

    That situation must be distressing for you. As you seem to have a care package in place do you have contact with SS? Maybe they will help you if safety is an issue. Sometimes a 'love lie' like going for a rest works in relation to getting a person to co-operate until they settle.

    May I suggest a chat with the experts on the help line as it may assist, details as follows

    National Dementia Helpline
    0300 222 11 22
    Our helpline advisers are here for you.
    Helpline opening hours:
    Monday to Wednesday 9am – 8pm
    Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm

    In the meantime the AS Factsheet covering the issue may assist and here's a link to it if you want to take a look https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/sites...downloads/factsheet_selecting_a_care_home.pdf
     

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