1. Herbj

    Herbj Registered User

    Mar 6, 2015
    4
    I am new today. I have a Mother in law with Alzheimers. She is 91 and lives on her own. She has had this decease for about 5 years but only diagnosed last November. OH and I are going to see brother in law and his wife tonight to discuss for the first time the way forward with her care. They live about 20mins away from us and Mum but hardly see her etc,etc. So wish me luck. Don't want to get angry, just want whats best for her.
     
  2. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,776
    Salford
    Hi Herby and welcome
    There's no point in anticipating bad news but it's as well to be prepared for it. I take it you're expecting they won't want to get involved, quelle surprise!
    If they expect you and your husband to take it on then just say you'd rather pay a care home £750 a week (playing the inheritance evaporation card as I've come to think of it) and see if they focus a little better when they realise the cost.
    Good luck, come back and tell us what happens:)
    K
     
  3. Herbj

    Herbj Registered User

    Mar 6, 2015
    4
    Thanks K. Like your thoughts. Will get back
     
  4. Emily M

    Emily M Registered User

    Jan 20, 2015
    178
    Hello Herbj

    There are so many questions that come to mind - are you in contact with her social worker, has she a carer, is her accommodation fit for purpose and can it be adapted, is respite or a permanent care home being considered, what are her assets? Also, does she accept she has the disease and will she be open to suggestions?

    There is also the question of Power of Attorney which is worth thinking about before things get too bad.

    It is fortunate that you live close as it will make life easier. Try to agree about things as a family and try not to argue however angry you feel as it will probably only make them more resistant to helping.

    It is a very stressful time and even in the most amicable families a blame culture can arise which is detrimental to everyone including mum-in-law.

    Good luck

    Good luck.

    EM
     

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