1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. Mollygoose

    Mollygoose Registered User

    Dec 19, 2014
    52
    Lincolnshire
    My mother has Been in a care home this week for restbite whilst I had a holiday ! I visited her last night and said you will be home tommorow ! She replied why where do I live ! Her reply was have I got a home and where do I live ! She has forgotton she lives in a flat ! So this is going to be fun ! I shall be picking her up after dinner ! So here goes
     
  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,856
    Female
    Scotland
    My husband has never been in respite and for the last five years has not been anywhere without me but every day he looks around our home as if he is seeing it for the first time! I'm afraid with dementia you just have to accept a whole lot of confusion eg I have just removed the toothpaste from John as he has rubbed it all over his face prior to shaving.

    Oh dear, I was hoping to take him to an exhibition in Kelvingrove Art Gallery - Victorian clothes display. This could be a long morning!
     
  3. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,538
    Female
    South coast
    Is she coping at home in her flat?
    Fingers crossed that she settles again quite soon. At least if you decide that she can no longer live independently you know that she will settle in the care home permanently.
     
  4. Mollygoose

    Mollygoose Registered User

    Dec 19, 2014
    52
    Lincolnshire
    Care home

    Picked mother up and got her back to her flat which is in a sheltered accomandation place ! She was in a panic and wanted to stay in the care home but it all seemed to come back to her on the way home ! She went in her flat and hung her coat up in the same place as she did and put the tele on ! She has carers in 4times a day so eventually I left her and the carer would be back at 7pm !, so far so good
     
  5. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,538
    Female
    South coast
    Excellent :)
     

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