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Well they aught to upload the letter, so hopefully, by the time you get to his next appointment it will have been. Can you get a discreet note to the doctor before your OH is seen?We have to go back for blood test results on Tues and it will be a different doc and apparently my letter hasn't been uploaded onto my husbands record. I don't know what to do for the best now.
Ah ok @canary, I see what you mean - I'll take that on board, thank you!Hi @Chocco , I replied further upthread to say that knowing she had dementia didnt benefit my mum, but I would like to point out that having the diagnosis did benefit her indirectly because she was started on donepezil and it opened up doors.
My OH does not have a diagnosis and if it were Alzheimers he could have medication to help boost the brain (like mum had). Although it was OK in the early stages, not having a diagnosis means that those doors to help me care for him are not open. I have no access to a dementia navigator or the Community Mental Health Team and when he went through an aggressive phase I had no help. I cannot access the local dementia hub or other things arranged for people with dementia, I cannot get a blue badge or get council tax disregard for him. At the moment I have been trying to get respite, but most places want a diagnosis and will not accept him without one.
If you can get a diagnosis, go for it.