Help needed to find 2 threads

Discussion in 'End of life care' started by Early riser, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Early riser

    Early riser Registered User

    Mar 16, 2014
    23
    Yorkshire
    I'm desperate to find 2 threads which I read many months if not longer ago.
    The 1st one concerned a relative who went in everyday and coaxed their loved one to start drinking again.
    The 2nd was a detailed list of things to do to help loved ones on end of life.
    I've tried without success to find them, I'm hoping that one of you kind people or even the posters will be able to help. Many thanks.
     
  2. Quilty

    Quilty Registered User

    Aug 28, 2014
    1,056
    GLASGOW
    Sorry i cant help but my reply will bump your post up for others to see. I looked at deathmatters website which helped me in the final couple of weeks.
     
  3. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    #3 lin1, Mar 21, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016
    Hello.
    I understand you wish to read those threads again, but it's likely you may not be able to find the ones you want esp the first one.
    If you posted on either of those threads you can find them again by either going into your profile and clicking on your posts or clicking on my posts on the top blue line on each page.

    If you ask the questions you need to, will we do our best to help.

    I've had a Quick look through the end of life care forum ,only the titles but couldn't find a list.
    I did however find a link to this, which i know is not what you were asking about but have put the link here in case it helps, my apologies if it doesn't http://www.hospicenet.org/html/preparing_for.html
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,230
    Female
    Dundee
    I've had a look but I'm afraid I'm not sure which threads you're looking for.

    When my mum was dying we had Marie Cure nurses who sat with her overnight. I was surprised we got this as she had Vascular Dementia, not cancer. They gave me a really helpful book about end of life care. I think this link has all of the same information in it -

    https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/being-there/end-of-life-preparation

    Edit - I've just noticed you can download the book from that link.
     
  5. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    You can use Google to search any site for a word or phrase.

    Google

    site:http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/ "coax to drink"

    to list all occurrences of the phrase coax to drink on TP

    Google

    site:http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/ "end of life"

    to list all occurrences of the phrase end of life on TP

    The double quotes forces Google to look for the phrase and not just list all occurrences of the words in the phrase.

    You can think up other phrases to use as search terms.

    Just to get the syntax correct in terms of the space after /

    HTML:
    site:http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/ "coax to drink"
     
  6. Early riser

    Early riser Registered User

    Mar 16, 2014
    23
    Yorkshire
    Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply to my post, the links contain masses of information and help.
    My dearly loved husband has vascular dementia and has been in a nursing home for 4 years. He is now on end of life care. With coaxing he's started to drink and takes tiny amounts of food, but should I be doing this? That's why I was desperate to find the 1st poster so I could find out the outcome and whether it still ended in heartache.
    Thank you once again. My husband and his dementia have been my life for such a long time, I can't bear to think of a life without him.
     
  7. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,112
    Kent
    Hello Early riser

    When my husband was on end of life care he showed no desire to eat whatsoever and any food he opened his mouth to remained in his mouth as if he`d lost the ability to swallow.

    He did accept very small amounts of fluid via an oral syringe.

    It`s impossible to advise you about your husband, not knowing precisely how near to end of life he is and not having any medical expertise either.

    I hope you have professionals around you who can help and advise and your husband is kept pain free and peaceful.

    It`s a bad time, I know.
     

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