Hi all, afraid the second half of October is going to be a bit of an obstacle course for me. The only definate fixed date yet is 22nd for Andy's op, but I have a pre-op on the 4th so could be called soon after that. My son in law is also booked to go into St Georges for liver tests this month and we will be baby sitting. We have no idea of the outcome obviously and will have to adjust accordingly. You may have to go ahead without me, sorry, love She. XX
I have already spoken to you regarding a meeting.
I did think at one point that I would be able to arrange something,but I obviously got to cocky with life
On Wednesday Peg decided she would have a bath,that was a one off,the word bath useually causes a row.
Into the bath at about 10.30(a late night) still in the bath at 1.0am.
In desperation sent for the local Son,she was dry by now and I was able to cover her modesty.
We got her out of the bath at 1.30 am,what a bloody nightmare.
Next day I telephoned my saviour at the carers centre.
We are now waiting ,classed as urgent,for an OT,also the SS for assesments.
Soooo my tasks now are chasing,ranting,bawling,arguing and anything else to get my own way.
As a thought apart Jude about a national campaign,does anyone know a sYmpathetic MP?One with an interest in AD and mental health,one that we could mould for our use?
It's crazy but today has been a good day!!
Hi all, I had a good letter back from Francis Maude the other day about continuing care, (that one you got us to send Norm.) Don't know his personal stuff though. Can't get his letter onto E mail at present for you to see, will have a go tomorrow once I've read up Brucies tips again! Love, She. XX
Dear Bruce ,Jude,
I know a Lord who was a minister in the house of commons and is now a minister in the Lords.
I will contact him,as a private individual, no mention of AS or TP and seek his advice.
Could some one approach some MP connected with Health?
Keep you posted
Hi all, can't get Francis Maude's letter to go on, but he says "I have considerable sympathy with the views you express. ...... Current system of long term care is unfair ............ Recognise the very real concerns that people have regarding the price people must pay to provide for care for Alzheimer's disease and other severely debilitating forms of dementia. .............. currently examining ways of redrawing the definition of nursing care, so that those with severe dementia are not unfairly discriminated against." Perhaps we could get an all party pressure group or something? Love, She. XX
I have bee trying to remember Clare Short's back ground and I am almost sure that her husband had AD,he is not alive now.
Anyone can contact her of course but I think we need to be sure of our remit,what are we asking her and on who's behalf?.
Who is to be the lead person ?Will it be an officer of the AS?
Do we put together an action programe and the Society make the publicity contacts?
I would think that the Society is more likely to get resposes than individuals
Perhaps Nada can give guidance on these issues?
every best wish
When we have a series of articles to send to the media,who do we send them from,the TP ?
Do we ask an MP as it is AS aniversary year, and as a follow up to the recent Panorama programme, to start us off, us being TP, by writing a lead article?
Am I being thick or what.?
Sort my head please Jude
I have checked on the R t Hon Clare Short MP and she was married to Alex Lyon who died with Alzheimer's disease.
I am quite happy to make the initial approach to her but would like some guidance,
What are we asking her? And what would we like her to do?
All best wishes
What I think we should ask her to do is to write a lead article outlining facts and figures about dementia in the UK and explain to her that we will follow up with 5 or 6 further articles from TP Members on various related subjects.
Before we approach Claire, we need to have a very positive outline of all of the articles and topics to be included, as well as their content. She will probably also want to read the articles before they are sent out if she is going to endorse them.
Perhaps we should wait a bit until we have some positive plans formulated and articles in progress.
This is what I have been asking ,we need to formulate our course of action,be aware of our remit and bear in mind that the AS is the lead body on publicity and should be consulted.
When we know just where we are going we can make our contacts.
All best wishes