1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January between 3-4pm.

    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.

Despicable me

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by northumbrian_k, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
    6,035
    Female
    Scotland
    You have my sympathy, Northumbtiam, and I'm sure that of many here. My husband became extremely verbally aggressive and very difficult. The swiftness of the mood changes is staggering, I remember one occasion when my husband came downstairs saying "I wish I was like I used to be" minutes later he was raging at me that it was all my fault he was fine everything was in my head and I was trying to drive him mad.

    It is not easy is it?


    I do hope you feel it helps to have TP where you can write as you chose and know others do understand and sympathise. Writing how it is helps I think rather than letting it ferment inwardly.

    I hope your stomach soon improves and you feel better. Harder to keep going regardless when you do not feel well yourself.

    Love
    Loo xx
     
  2. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
    6,035
    Female
    Scotland
    Apologies for misspelling your user name

    My tea time 'carer' is in now. One of the can't get away fast enough ones. and she will be back for bedtime. So it will be a quick heave into bed. One of last nights carers was so good, no rush, and she spent time trying to make me as comfortable as possible. Best night I have had since this started.

    Loo xxx
     
  3. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
    1,225
    Glad that you had no trouble, our council had merged with another but are now in the process of dividing. The local council are virtually bankrupt although the government had bail them out by allowing the sale of a building to go towards the deficit. It took several months to resolve but financially worth the effort. Nearly three years back dated.
    I felt I had to wait until the diagnosis was accepted by, probably, both of us. Vascular is strange, some days almost make me think all is well for a while then I awake with a start as the logic, anxiety etc suddenly come to the fore.
     

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