1. Our next Q&A session is on the topic of Christmas and dementia.This time we want our Q&A to involve our resident experts, you! Share tips and advice on navigating Christmas here in this thread.

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  1. Dave Palmer

    Dave Palmer Registered User

    Jul 18, 2008
    8
    London, ealing
    Have been trying the emotional conversation approach with mum and it seems to bee working fairly well.
    We're getting very frustrated with the conspiracies she keeps coming up with, ranging from moving her fags to playing with her finances. Any advice on how to sideswipe these fantasies as they can be extremely damaging. Thankfully the bank know the score and I am reluctant to take the financial LPA as it's her last bit of independence. However, compared to a week ago we're 1000% in a better place!
     
  2. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,320
    Female
    East Kent
    #2 lin1, Jan 8, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2016
    Hi.
    Occasionally "I'll look into that for you " or similar may work. Lots of distraction too.

    If their isn't the financial LPA Registered and ready to use as soon as needed tbh I'd be very worried about the bank suddenly deciding to freeze the account, even though the bank know the score and seem to be very understanding now..

    Apologies if you have already read the thread , compassionate communication
    it may give you some ideas, it is not easy to do nor does it always work.

    http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/show...ionate-Communication-with-the-Memory-Impaired
     

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