How to cope with Alzheimer's and Grief

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by Moominn, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Moominn

    Moominn Registered User

    Sep 14, 2015
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    #1 Moominn, Sep 14, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2015
    My mum has dementia and my dad has just died from pancreatic cancer. My mum is struggling to cope with who exactly has died and thinks that it is various relatives including her parents.

    Any ideas who I can help?

    (Apologies for posting in the wrong area).
     
  2. mrs mcgonnagal

    mrs mcgonnagal Registered User

    May 9, 2015
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    I am sorry to hear your sad news, and while I have no answer really I just wanted to say my poor mam is going through the same. Everyone's different, I suppose and we all grieve in different ways, my mam knew something terrible had happened, and has suffered badly with anxiety. It's been hard to cope with, but we have tried to support her best we could.
     
  3. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
    3,072
    Devon
    Hi Moomin and Mrs M. Very sorry that you are having to cope with your own grief and your mums' in this way. I don't have much in the way of advice but my oh's mother died recently. I have a feeling he doesn't remember in between times but when something brings it to his attention he is very upset. I try not to say anything which will bring it to his attention but just try to be led by how he is.
    Not much help for you really as everyone is different in how this disease affects them. Mybe other people will be more helpful. I hope you can find your way through as well as possible
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