1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October 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.

  1. twinklestar

    twinklestar Registered User

    Sep 14, 2014
    84
    Mum has been in a nursing home for eight months so this is our first Christmas without her at home and boy does it feel strange.

    We will be going to see mum tomorrow and I will look forward to that but it is still strange.

    Your thoughts would be welcome.
     
  2. grove

    grove Registered User

    Aug 24, 2010
    7,724
    North Yorkshire
    Hello ...........

    Twinkle Star ( love the festive name ! ) Yes am sure it does seem strange too you with your Mum not at Home with you any more ( but guess that is sort of normal ? & a bit like when any family member moves away from the family Home** Sorry tho if I have got it wrong ! )


    Sorry not able too offer my thoughts or advice about your visit tomorrow , however hope it goes well for you & your Mum & hope you have a good welcome in** from the Staff on duty** ( am a Catering Assistant in a small Specialist Dementia Unit ) & have worked Christmas Day quite a few times in other N Homes & the Staff have made all visitor's feel extra special at Christmas


    Just wanted too reply as you had not had any & too offer my support ( tho it was not much ! )


    Happy Christmas too you & your family


    Love Grove x x
     
  3. grove

    grove Registered User

    Aug 24, 2010
    7,724
    North Yorkshire
    P s..........

    Will think of you visiting tomorrow when going into work. My first shift on Christmas day at my new job. ! Have heard tho it is a lovely day for every body

    Please do post back on how the visit went



    From. Grove. X
     
  4. Louby65

    Louby65 Registered User

    Mar 26, 2014
    620
    Scotland
    Hello twinkle star . I am sure you will have a lovely day with your mum . It will be hard but you will spend good quality time with her , which is ideal . I look after my mum at home and tonight she has been up and down over 10 times , so I know her and I will be very tired tomorrow and won't appreciate the day fully . I know tomorrow won't be the same for you but you will create new memories and you will see your mum happy and well cared for, as I'm sure you will have chosen her a good care home . Best wishes to you and your mum and I hope you both have a great day together . Lou x
     
  5. pins tony

    pins tony Registered User

    Oct 20, 2014
    213
    bristol
    Xmas visit

    I will be going to visit my wife to have Xmas dinner with her.this is the third year I have done this since she went into a nursing home.the staff always try to make it special so I know its not like having her home but I am sure it will be fine.I try not to think to much of how things used to be and just try to enjoy the day.hope all goes well for you try to have a good time take care xx
     

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