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. Optomistic

    Optomistic Registered User

    Jul 24, 2014
    116
    Manchester
    I am a full time carer for my husband he was diagnosed with Alzheimers in July 2014 after lots of tests. His main symptons are speech and memory he has problems talking people.

    Most days i take him out either shopping or to the bingo this seems to keep his mind active and he enjoys it. If we stay at home he sleeps all the time in his chair and gets very bored.

    He takes Donzepezil 10mg at night has done this since he was diagnosed i find them good. They seem to stop things getting worse.

    The worst problem he has is bowel problems after he has eaten we have to keep finding toilets. I blame this on Metformin for his diabetis.
     
  2. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
    7,963
    North East England
    I believe that there is a scheme called Radar Key...
    I just googled this...there is a lot of web based information about the scheme.
    You may already know about this but I thought I'd pass it on.

    You seem to be managing very well just now. I hope the even keel is a long one!:D
     
  3. Optomistic

    Optomistic Registered User

    Jul 24, 2014
    116
    Manchester
    Thanks Cragmaid i have already got a radar key it is really handy. The problem is when we are out shopping some days we spend more time looking for toilets than looking at things. The problem seemed to start after his diabetic tablets were changed i think Metformin is the culprit.
     

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