• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March 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.

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pins tony

Registered User
Oct 20, 2014
213
bristol
Hi to all of you on TP.i saw my lovely wife June today and she is worst again.my eldest son came as well.she has been sleeping for over a day.i did manage to get her to have a drink but nothing else.thy have checked her nothing obviously wrong.is it possible that she had had enough of being showed and wearing pads like a baby.she was such a very private person in that way.has anyone else gone through this thing thanks again to you all.
 

fizzie

Registered User
Jul 20, 2011
2,732
Tony I can't offer any personal experience
I'm sorry that you are going through this but you know that you have our support and our love as you move forward day by day. I will be thinking of you tonight xxx
 
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lesley1958

Registered User
Mar 24, 2015
107
Bristol
I haven't any experience to share or advice to offer; just wanted to say that I am thinking about you and June. So sorry for your pain.

Lesley
 

nita

Registered User
Dec 30, 2011
1,822
Essex
I am not sure about your wife's situation and what exactly is happening, but I do know Mum has had long periods of sleeping from which she has emerged. They tend to be "blips" and she then is awake for some time. I sometimes think that being awake and interacting with the outside world is too much for her, hence she has to rest her brain.

My Mum too can get indignant (understandably) about the pad changes, etc. and, as you say, being treated like a baby, but then at other times she is all right about it and doesn't seem to notice it. I think it seems worse to us who see it from a "normal" perspective, at least I hope so.
 

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