1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    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. nosilayarg

    nosilayarg Registered User

    Aug 26, 2015
    1
    Hello I am new to talking point. my mother has had dementia for some time and is now in a care home. her condition is worsening but she dribbles all the time now and I wanted to know if anyone else had had experience of this and any suggestions to help the situation. she wears a bib at all times and this is changed but not as frequently as I would like. any suggestions or advice would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. Lancshiker

    Lancshiker Registered User

    Apr 17, 2013
    87
    Hi

    Hello. I'm really sorry your Mum is so unwell and that you are worried. It must be very difficult for you.

    When my Dad was in a nursing home I frequently spoke to the nursing staff with any worries and concerns that I had. Perhaps you could ask them about your worries and see what they say?

    I think nursing homes are used to relatives asking questions and it's quite right that they should. They are being paid to provide care and should do so to the best of their ability.

    I wish you and your Mum well and hope the answers you get reassure you.

    Liz
     
  3. patsy56

    patsy56 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2015
    840
    Fife Scotland
    Hi, OH doesn't have dementia at the moment but has Parkinson's and dribbles, we found that sport wrist bands are good, better than a sleeve.

    PS welcome to TP
     

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