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. Chewy

    Chewy Registered User

    Feb 4, 2013
    Sorry to say my dad passed away yesterday in hospital with all his family with him. The strange thing is that he looked so well and that he didn't have dementia. We all have a struggle ahead of us in one form or another, my dad has beaten dementia because up until he died he was still doing it his way , he helped me cope with the illness he had because he never ever moaned about it or gave up on things he enjoyed doing. We kept the allotment going, cut the lawn even feeding the ducks we adopted the moto " it's a great life if you don't weaken " and it's true. Dementia tried it on with my dad but he kicked it's **** yes he was never the same but he still loved us all wife , children and grand children especially. Good luck my friends and Thank you all for listening in my darkest moments you have all been brilliant because unless you have been touched by the disease you really don't understand what it's like. My dads battle is over, we all can beat this disease maybe not medically but in other ways we can God bless you all and good luck.

    Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
  2. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
    So sorry to hear of your loss, but glad that your Dad was able to fight to the end, hun - sending love and sympathy xxxxxx
  3. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    Brixham Devon
    Please accept my condolences.

    Take care of yourself and your family


    Lyn T
  4. Dill

    Dill Registered User

    Feb 26, 2011
    What a moving post Chewy. I'm so sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and peace for the days ahead.
    Dill x
  5. geniemax

    geniemax Registered User

    Oct 30, 2015
    Sorry to hear of your loss your dad an inspiration to us all god bless
  6. Risa

    Risa Registered User

    Apr 13, 2015
    I am sorry for your loss Chewy {{{hugs}}}
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    Sorry for your loss and sending my condolences.
  8. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
    North East England
    I am sorry for your loss. He fought a good fight.x
  9. Stresshead

    Stresshead Registered User

    Sep 13, 2014
    So sorry for your loss. Your post was so beautifully moving.

    Wishing you strength xx
  10. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Sending my condolences and (((((hugs))))).
  11. Gigglemore

    Gigglemore Registered User

    Oct 18, 2013
    British Isles
    So sorry for the loss of your Dad, condolences to you and all his loving family.
  12. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    North West
    So sorry for you loss.

    It's so good to hear that some people at least are able to live with disease in the positive way you describe. I'm sure your love and support, and that of the rest of your family, will have helped him in this respect.
  13. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    The Sweet North
    Thank you for posting in such a positive way at this sad time for you and your family.
    Your good wishes are much appreciated.
    Sending you sympathy, and wishing you comfort as you grieve.
  14. Amy in the US

    Amy in the US Registered User

    Feb 28, 2015
    Sory for your loss

    Please accept my condolences on the death of your father. I do appreciate your post; thank you.

    Thinking of you and your family.
  15. geum123

    geum123 Registered User

    May 20, 2009
    I'm so very sorry to read of your Loss,
    but glad your Dad was surrounded by loved ones,
    on the final part of his journey.

    Wishing you strength in the weeks to come.
    Love Geum. xxx
  16. Chewy

    Chewy Registered User

    Feb 4, 2013
    Thank You everyone and don't forget everyone our adopted motto,"it's a great life if you don't weaken" because 1/2 the battle is to keep supporting our loved ones because if our loved ones are happy they are winning. Xxx

    Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
  17. patsy56

    patsy56 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2015
    Fife Scotland
    sorry for your loss, please pass on my condolences to your family.

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