Hello from yet another newbie

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by mojofilter, May 10, 2006.

  1. mojofilter

    mojofilter Registered User

    May 10, 2006
    130
    St.Helens
    Hi !

    My name's Paul and I've been caring for my mother for several years now. I spend 24 hours a day with my mother because she tends to wander at night and needs to be put back to bed several during the course of the night.

    I know that there will come a time when I can't cope anymore but I want to care for her as long as I can before I have to let my mother go..... I'm sure you'll understand what I mean by that ..

    Anyway.. "Hi!" and I hope that I'll be able to add something to this group.

    All the best,

    Paul
     
  2. rummy

    rummy Registered User

    Jul 15, 2005
    700
    Oklahoma,USA
    Hi Paul,

    Welcome to TP. Your Mom is certainly lucky to have a son that will look after her. You will find alot of support and advice here. Great people and good listeners!

    Take care,
    Debbie
     
  3. Charli

    Charli Registered User

    May 10, 2006
    4
    Crawley, West Sussex
    Hi Paul,

    Im a newbie too. :) Anyway, as Debbie said, its really lucky that your mum has a son who is loving and who cares for her. Anyway, pm me if you ever want to talk.

    Charli
    xxx
     
  4. mojofilter

    mojofilter Registered User

    May 10, 2006
    130
    St.Helens
    Hi Debbie, Hi Charli !!

    Thanks for the welcome, my mum and I are having a pretty good day today (Ok, she's just made 3 cups of tea for herself but that's ok :) ). To be honest my mum's ok most days but she does seem to have more problems after 6pm .. .. Strange but true.

    Stay safe people,

    Paul
     
  5. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    3,433
    Suffolk,England
    Hi Paul

    Just wanted to add my welcome. The increase in behaviour problems in the late afternoon/evening is quite a well known dementia phenomenon (sp?), often called "Sundowning", so many people here will know exactly waht you mean.
     
  6. DickG

    DickG Registered User

    Feb 26, 2006
    558
    Stow-on-the-Wold
    Hi Paul

    Welcome. I am sure your contributions will be of help - a problem shared....

    Dick
     
  7. May

    May Registered User

    Oct 15, 2005
    627
    Yorkshire
    Hello Paul
    Just wanted to add another welcome. TP is a sanity saver at times, so the 'more the merrier'. Lots of good advice and support here
    Take care
     
  8. Kayla

    Kayla Registered User

    May 14, 2006
    621
    Kent
    Tina-Support from a distance

    Dear Tina , I think your Uncle and Aunt must be greayly supported by your visits, letters and phone calls. I can always tell if some one has visited my Mum because she seems more cheerful and alert. It can be very isolating especially if like me, there are no brothers and sisters to help. Keep up the good work.
     

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