So sorry Lavender about your poor Mum. The meals sound dreadful and scotch egg and beans I think anyone would refuse that. Why don't you go in at meal times and take photo's.
Marnie been thinking about you too, It is so hard. I know how you must be struggling watching the decline and having your house invaded, I struggled with that too. Hope things get a bit easier for you and something to look forward to at Xmas.
Welcome Waterfordman I am sure you will get all the support you need on here, they truly are a bunch of lovely people.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and I am always thinking about you, just struggling a bit the Month.
Big warm hugs to you all xxxx
Guess what, after waiting for nearly 6 months my wife has been given a limited to one year driving licence renewable on medical grounds. We thought she'd have it taken away so she's considering herself lucky. But we go out for a drive and she's forgotten how to change gear blaming it on the length of time away from the car. So we struggle home. She was all ok before she was stopped back in May and I believe getting the VD diagnosis with the consequential restrictions , with no medical or medication help available for this condition, has been a disaster. We might as well have just left it as a diagnosis hasn't assisted us in any way. And it's all my fault for insisting we go to the Memory Clinic in the first place hopeful we'd get assistance. Moral.......careful what you do and wish for.
I remember when we first got Mums diagnosis4 yrs ago alzheimers latter stages. I'd known for probably 2 years prior and things then fell into place that had happened probably 3 years before that.
The visit to the memory clinic, and then a dementia nurse calling round regularly made me feel more secure at last someone to discuss things with at that stage Mum was quite aggressive and difficult to care for They started Mum on Trazadone to try and calm her, make her less anxious and after a few months told me that was it I was to refer back to our GP if we had any problems they couldn't do anymore for Mum. I had never felt so alone in my life and petrified of how I would cope and then I found Talking Point somewhere I could discuss all my worries fears problems and someone would listen and help.None of this is your fault we have to get a diagnosis so we can prepare.By posting on here you definitely get the support we all need.