1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    Rejoice with me for today, at any rate.

    I brought Lionel home today after a month in respite. How long for this time is anyones guess?.

    We have had a lovely few hours, talked, laughed, drank together and now he is safely tucked up for the night.
    What will tomorrow bring, I really don't know. His walking is so, so bad. They brought him out of the care home in a wheelchair, but I manage to keep him mobile indoors. His awareness is spasmodic, and understanding likewise.

    But HEY he is home so be it for one week, one month, who knows?
    Tweedledum (his morning carer) came with me to collect him.....he recocognised us both....has no recollection of who visitied him this past month.

    I don't care. I feel so, so rested after my break, he is so, so glad to be home...........TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY
  2. hairwench

    hairwench Registered User

    Oct 1, 2006
    Really pleased for you:)
    Hope things go as well as possible and you can both make the most of it, he is a lucky man to have you !!!
    luv hairwench x
  3. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    near London
    Hi Connie,

    I'm really pleased for you.

    Dementia is certainly a condition that teaches us to rejoice at every slightest hint, isn't it, and to seek those moments with ever-increasing keen-ness [or desperation at times, perhaps]

    After being a month in respite, it sounds as if Lionel has responded well, as well as your having had a break, yourself.

    Good luck, girl, you're doing a fantastic job!
  4. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    Birmingham Hades
    so pleased for you,you are a fighter and you deserve some happiness.
    Enjoy it whilst you can.
    Don't know if that came out as I meant it,but you know what I mean
  5. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    SW Scotland
    Connie, I'm so happy for you. You sound to have had a lovely day yesterday. Make the most of it, you and Lionel deserve so much.

  6. MrsP

    MrsP Registered User

    Mar 19, 2005
    Dear Connie

    Hope you are enjoying the sunshine today (I'm not far from you in jolly old Colchester), I'm glad that you feel reenergised by your month of respite. You are such an inspiration to those of us who are beginners at this challenge. Love Kate x.
  7. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    Pleased you had a good day and hope you are feeling 'fighting' fit for the next phase. Take care best wishes Beckyjan
  8. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    Connie, your post moved me to tears. I`m so pleased you have benefitted from your break and are now stronger. I hope you enjoy having Lionel home for as long as possible. Love Sylvia
  9. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    Co Durham
    Hello Connie,

    I am so pleased for you and I hope all goes well for you. I hope you both have a good time together.

    Very Best wishes

  10. bel

    bel Registered User

    Apr 26, 2006
    sending love to a very special lady

    Dear Connie
    I know everyone will agree with me you are such a special person and help and support many i know how hard it is 24-7 with a hubby that you love but --is at times not your hubby --But i do hope you have some special time with lional you dererve it
    Sending lots of love Bel x

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