Help! My Dad's been diagnosed with AD - Where do I start to look after him?

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Melissa1976, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Melissa1976

    Melissa1976 Registered User

    Mar 30, 2008
    4
    Sheffield
    Hi everyone!

    I am new to this forum and also to the Alzheimers Society. My dad has been ill for 18 months now and finally this week he has been diagnosed with AD. He is 58. My mum is 57 and I am 32 with 2 very small children. I am an only child and we don't have any other family. I know we are not the only people in the world who are in this situation but we don't know where to begin to get help and advice on how to look after my dad.

    Mum has had to give up work to look after him and although we have put a claim in for DLA nothing has come through yet so they aren't getting any financial help andno care plans are yet in place. Can anyone give me and my mum and advice as to making the best of our future given this new situation that we are in.

    I appreciate any comments no matter how small, I need all the help I can get at the moment to get through this difficult time.

    I look forward to hearing from you, with kindest regards
    Melissa1976

    xxx
     
  2. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Melissa

    I've just spoken to you on Steph's thread, so I won't repeat myself. Just wanted you to know you were't being ignored.

    Cheers,
     
  3. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Ditto

    Cheers Barraf
     

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