1. Q&A: "Loneliness and isolation" - Tuesday 30 Oct, 2-3pm

    Are you experiencing loneliness and isolation? Do you care for someone with dementia or have dementia yourself? We are here to answer your questions on this emotive topic. Our next expert Q&A will be hosted by Anne from our Helpline team. She will be answering your questions on Tuesday 30 October from 2-3pm. Want to ask questions in advance, or don’t think you can make it? 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 Tuesday 30th of October from 2-3 pm.

    Pop by and post your questions now and we'll answer them on Tuesday.

Hi I'm new to this

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Talking Point' started by Forged me not, May 10, 2018.

  1. Forged me not

    Forged me not New member

    May 10, 2018
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    Hi, all not sure how this works but giving it a go....
     
  2. ex sailor

    ex sailor Registered User

    May 19, 2017
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  3. ex sailor

    ex sailor Registered User

    May 19, 2017
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    Hello and welcome.
    You keep trying it will make you feel much better and also maybe make some friends.
    Ex sailor
     
  4. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
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    Yorkshire
    hello @Forged me not
    a warm welcome to TP
    now you've found us, do post again with anything that's on your mind - we're a sympathetic bunch with lots of collective knowledge to share
    I see from your profile that your dad has passed away; my condolences on your loss
    and that your mum has a diagnosis of Alzheimer's - which will be tough for her, and for you, coping without your dad
    so post with whatever you want to say, nothing is off limits here, and members will read and offer support
     
  5. Forged me not

    Forged me not New member

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    #5 Forged me not, May 10, 2018
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  6. Forged me not

    Forged me not New member

    May 10, 2018
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    Thankyou
     
  7. Forged me not

    Forged me not New member

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    #7 Forged me not, May 10, 2018
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    Thankyou
    It's very difficult, Mom keeps forgetting and asking who will be taking her up to the hospital to see Dad.
    It's hard to play along with her, to make her feel better, but you have to deal with your own grief and the reality that Dads gone, at the same time.
     
  8. Forged me not

    Forged me not New member

    May 10, 2018
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    Thankyou
     
  9. Malalie

    Malalie Registered User

    Sep 1, 2016
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    Female
    Hello and a warm welcome from me too.

    I'm very sorry about the death of your Dad- sounds like you have no time to contemplate and grieve, but it seems to happen a lot from my experience - one partner dies and then the other one declines.

    It happened with my Mum and Dad who died within the same year, and no sooner than OH's Dad died after suffering Parkinson's MIL developed Alzheimers.

    Lots of nice people with extensive experience on here. Heres a good link to start off with anyway
    https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/threads/compassionate-communication-with-the-memory-impaired.30801/

    Best wishes to yo and do keep posting.
     

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