Entered into the dementia world

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by 1954, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. 1954

    1954 Registered User

    Jan 3, 2013
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    Sidcup
    I now not only have MIL with dementia but also my poor mum

    I spend every day rushing from home (as most of you know MIL lives with us) to going to my mum to sort her out and the chaos she has caused in her home

    I seemed to have entered into this bubble of dementia as if it has become the norm!

    Is this normal for a carer?


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  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
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    Female
    Scotland
    You don't need me to tell you that this is too much on your own. Do you have help with the two Mums? A cleaner or something like that? I did know one couple who took both Mums into their home and they were company for each other but I don't think dementia played a big part just old age.
     
  3. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,740
    I also know someone who had 3 family members with dementia living in her home. She said it was easier because they were all good at doing different things and on different days people were also better than others and so between them all they managed very nicely
    That would definitely be dementia bubble but it worked. I lived in a dementia bubble for quite a while mainly because it helped me care by thinking differently !!! I also had a carers group as an outside lifeline and we receive 6 hours respite from a carers assessment a week and Attendance allowance - all of these helped enormously
    thinking of you x
     
  4. Quilty

    Quilty Registered User

    Aug 28, 2014
    1,056
    GLASGOW
    Time for a break for your own good and also you loved ones? I don't know how you can possible manage. Day care or respite?

    I hope you get some support.
    Love Quilty
     
  5. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
    3,699
    I have no idea how you and others who care for more than one person with this awful illness manage to cope - my heart goes out to you, and everyone else in this situation. All I can say is take advantage of every bit of help that you can find - and try and take care of youself too xxxx
     
  6. Summerheather

    Summerheather Registered User

    Feb 22, 2015
    160
    My heart goes out to you, please take care of yourself - it's dreadfully hard with one, I don't know how anyone could cope with two.
     

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