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Day care a success

Discussion in 'I have dementia' started by Quakeroat1, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Quakeroat1

    Quakeroat1 Registered User

    Jan 1, 2017
    80
    Scarborough
    My day could not have gone better today,it started off with me being so anxious about going to a new day care centre .
    I felt like it was my first day at infant school crying for my mum to come back.
    My support worker suggested this place as it has more activities than the previous one I had tried.
    There were mixed ages and mixed abilities but a good proportion of people who were still articulate even though they had Altzimers for years.
    An easel was set up for me to have a go at painting which I loved although lost some skills it was still fun.
    People were talking about anything and everything and I was so at home .
    I stopped feeling anxious even before coffee was served and felt like I had found my niche.
    I want to go again next Wednesday and would go more than once a week if I could get funding. My support worker is going to have a chat with me in the morning to see what can be done.
     
  2. Lavender45

    Lavender45 Registered User

    Jun 7, 2015
    1,485
    Liverpool
    Fabulous new Quakeroat1. Hope you are able to more than once a week as you enjoyed it so much. Fingers crossed for you.
     
  3. HillyBilly

    HillyBilly Registered User

    Dec 21, 2015
    1,848
    Ireland
    It's great to hear that you enjoyed yourself and will be happy to return! I hope you can get the funding sorted to go more often too x
     
  4. LadyA

    LadyA Volunteer Host

    Oct 19, 2009
    11,495
    Ireland
    That's fantastic to hear. Hope you can manage to go more often.
     
  5. rhubarbtree

    rhubarbtree Registered User

    Jan 7, 2015
    240
    South East
    Thanks for posting this. My OH goes to a day centre but cannot tell me anything about his day. Hope he feels the same as you.
     
  6. Quakeroat1

    Quakeroat1 Registered User

    Jan 1, 2017
    80
    Scarborough
    Well rhubarbtree I slept through the night last night for the first time in years, I feel I've finally "let go" of something that was too enormous for me to handle alone.
    I think that so far the proof that it lessened my anxiety is showing.
    This is helped by the angels beautiful personality both male and female . I'm a retired ambulance driver and I've never seen such genuine caring.
     
  7. nae sporran

    nae sporran Registered User

    Oct 29, 2014
    3,237
    Male
    Bristol
    About to take OH to a day care centre. Nice to read of your positive experience Quakeroat.
     
  8. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    64,186
    Kent
    Wonderful news Quakeroat1 :)
     
  9. rhubarbtree

    rhubarbtree Registered User

    Jan 7, 2015
    240
    South East
    Sounds to me like you gave more than you received. Bet they were glad to have your company and enthusiasm.
     
  10. jennypie

    jennypie Registered User

    Jan 5, 2014
    70
    North yorkshire
    Lovely to hear you had a good and positive first time at the day centre it sounds a lovely place x


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  11. Really positive story, it can be hard to socialise with AD
     
  12. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    5,043
    Suffolk
    Rhubarbtree, daycentre should be able to tell you what went on. OH had a book which staff wrote in the days happenings and anything else I would need to know! Ask them!
     
  13. rhubarbtree

    rhubarbtree Registered User

    Jan 7, 2015
    240
    South East
    Nothing from our day centre. I have private messaged you.
     
  14. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    1,945
    south-east London
    So happy for you - it really does make a huge difference to have a good day centre.

    My husband thoroughly enjoys his and they love him there too - the way they help lift his spirits is fantastic :)
     
  15. Quakeroat1

    Quakeroat1 Registered User

    Jan 1, 2017
    80
    Scarborough
    LynneMcV...thanks u are all helping me to realise how lucky I am. Not only to have dropped on such a good day centre but I'm realising just how much I needed "my spirits lifted". My support worker says she can visibly see that I'm calmer and of course the bonus that I slept through the whole night is a real boon, both to me and my partner.
     
  16. Quakeroat1

    Quakeroat1 Registered User

    Jan 1, 2017
    80
    Scarborough
    I'm applying for a social workers assessment for funding so I can perhaps go more often.
     
  17. Rosnpton

    Rosnpton Registered User

    Mar 19, 2017
    383
    Northants
    It's lovely to know that your day centre is so good and that you have enjoyed it.hopefuly you will be able to go more often.
    Mum attended our local age uk for 2 yrs before she went in to ch,dad was assessed as needing help following an accident and now attends the same centre.the staff have always been so up beat and full of life and vigour I'm sure it 'rubs off' on the clients
    Hope your next visit is just as good if not better
    Ros
     
  18. Quakeroat1

    Quakeroat1 Registered User

    Jan 1, 2017
    80
    Scarborough
    Thanks Rosnpton yes I think that extra vigour really does rub off and it's much needed I felt really comforted
     
  19. Quakeroat1

    Quakeroat1 Registered User

    Jan 1, 2017
    80
    Scarborough
    My support worker has referred me to a social worker for assessment and says I should hear between 2 weeks to a month. A weight seems to have been lifted off my shoulders
     
  20. Rosnpton

    Rosnpton Registered User

    Mar 19, 2017
    383
    Northants
    I really hope you get the extra days at the day care centre that you so enjoyed
    Ros
     

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