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Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Grannie G, Jan 24, 2011.
@Grannie G just read your post about communication and the extract shown! I will print this and keep referring to it! I will learn the rules, I hope!!! Thanks
Please don't put yourself under too much pressure @Lady M and please see Compassionate Communication as suggestions or guidelines rather than rules.
We cannot get it right all the time especially when under pressure, sleep deprived and really worried about the people we are caring for.
We can only do our best and if we do our best is good enough.
This is superb and even in the early, pre-diagnosis stage that we are in, absolutely to the point! It’s clear that if (as?) my wife’s condition progresses, the challenge for me will be how to maintain and develop my resourcefulness. I hope I will be able to find my way back to this thread on ‘Compassionate Caring’ so as to refresh my understanding.
Thank you also to Alzheimer’s Society for providing such a responsive website.
welcome to TP
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Hi Im new to this . dad just diagnosed two days ago and mum is doing all dont's! its so hard for us to watch our lovely dad who now forgets things but really wants to learn too. Thank you for thread x
a warm welcome to TP
glad you found this thread - it helped me to begin to see things from my dad's perspective and so I started to respond to him differently - it takes time to adjust to how things are now, rather than how we want them to stay, your mum will find her way
Welcome from me too @scullet.
I'm glad you're finding the thread useful. Please have a look round the forum - I'm sure you'll find a wealth of useful information. If you feel it would be helpful you might want to begin your own thread - if you have a question to ask or concerns to share - or even just to get something off your chest. Just go to the
I Care for a Person With Dementia
area of the forum and click on new thread. Looking forward to seeing you around.
Just found your post and its going to be huge help to me .hopefully I have managed to save it to print off later. Just reading it made me understand how much I am doing wrong
Thank you so much. Really, really helpful information. Each scenario difficult to emulate of course, but not an excuse for trying harder! I will try harder.
Thank you so much, feels a lot to take in on first read. Definitely something to read again and again.
Just so much to take in, he has lost his hat (my dad) we have searched and searched because he won’t stop looking for it. We don’t know where else to look. We think we’ve distracted him given him something else to do and an hour later it’s back to looking for the hat. Then all of a sudden a day later he’s like oh that it’s only a hat don’t worry about it
Thanks Liz - really helpful when things get on top!