1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Kira

    Kira Registered User

    Dec 31, 2015
    6
    Hi, I´m from Germany and I work with Alzheimer-Patients since some years.

    I'm always interested to talk with other persons about dementia. So I found this forum. My english is not the best, but I´ll try. The grammar and I ... we are not the best friends.

    I´m not a nurse, I´m something like a companion. I have the possibility to spend more time with the patients than the nurses … I talk to them, go for a walk, read a book, sing old songs … or just hold the hand without a word.

    Sometimes I have luck and we find a little moment of their memories. And in these moments I get the best result for my work ... a smile.

    These moments are so important because they get the feeling everything is alright.

    It's okay to eat the food with the fingers. It´s okay to ask the same questions and forget the answers.

    It´s okay to be in their own world.

    Maybe it makes no sense what they are doing … for us. But behind it all is a sense. But if we try to see through the eyes of people with dementia, one can understand, what the reason is for their acting.

    I know, it is not easy. But living with dementia is not the end, it is another beginning.

    ***
    All my best wishes to the new year !
     
  2. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,042
    Guten Sylvesterabend Kira wilkommen an TP:)

    There's my bit of German! Good to hear your experiences, will look out for your posts
    Best wishes
    Sue:)
     
  3. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    9,768
    Merseyside
    Welcome to TP :)
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,767
    Female
    Dundee
    Welcome and happy new year!


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  5. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,668
    Salford
    "Gesundes neues Jahr" according to google, whatever, happy new year and welcome to TP. Like you say "It´s okay to be in their own world" you have to join in their world, they can't join us in ours.
    K
     
  6. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,496
    Female
    London
    Und einen guten Rutsch! (Well, if you're all getting your German out...) :D
     
  7. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,265
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Auch von mir :) Guten Rutsch und herzlich willkommen xx


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  8. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,722
    Kent
    Happy New Year and Welcome to Talking Point. :)
     
  9. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
    5,569
    Male
    Bristol
    Guten morgan und prosit neu jahr. Willkommen zu TP.
     
  10. Kira

    Kira Registered User

    Dec 31, 2015
    6
    Thank you for the welcome! :)

    Happy New Year ! Gesundes Neues Jahr !
     

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