1. Testona

    Testona Registered User

    Jul 21, 2015
    29
    Abergavenny
    I have only just registered, so have to find my way around.
    We are waiting for a final diagnosis for my father, who has either vascular dementia or mixed dementia.
     
  2. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,815
    UK
    Here now, hope you find this website as helpful as I have, Its amazing what you can ask and how quickly the support and answers come your way. I Forgot to say 'hello'
     
  3. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,776
    Salford
    #3 Kevinl, Jul 21, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
    Hi Ela, welcome to TP
    I wouldn't worry too much about the actual diagnosis if the options are vascular or mixed it's all much of a muchness really. The important thing is to work out you and your family are going to move forward: emotionally, financially and all the rest, where and what is available in the way of help and how to access it. I hope you find some things of use to you on here by which I mean information and support.
    K
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,944
    Female
    Dundee
    Hi Ela. Welcome to TP.
     
  5. Testona

    Testona Registered User

    Jul 21, 2015
    29
    Abergavenny
    Thanks everyone. I went to see a dementia support worker on Monday and I'm glad that she recommended this forum.
    My father has just woken me at 06.45 for no apparent reason - he says he is ok. I am so tired that I am not functioning properly! I just posted a new thread and I think it was in the wrong section!
     
  6. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
  7. Jaxx

    Jaxx Registered User

    Jun 2, 2015
    17
    Preston, Lancashire
    Welcome x
     
  8. jannie54

    jannie54 Registered User

    Jun 29, 2015
    4
    Hi..i am new here and need help and advice please

    Hi Everyone

    My 89 year old Mum has been diagnosed with mixed dementia..and doesn't understand or believe anything is wrong..she feels all the doctors do not know her and that myself, my sister and my brother are being horrible..
    she refused to have a CT scan and take any medication
    The social services have phoned to arrange a care assessment and she just puts the phone down on them saying she doesn't need any help and the district nurse came around to do a bladder scan because incontinent and she refused to let them in.

    She lives with her partner who is 90 years old and their health and welfare is a worrying issue..she will not accept any help from us and refuses a care assessment..she believes she is doing everything in the home but she is doing nothing..the place is very dirty, the laundry is piling up, they are both losing weight because not eating properly..she is incontinent, but forgetting to wear pads, not changing her clothes or washing herself..it's horrible to say but she smells and so does the home..we have tried every way possible to help her but she screams at us to get out and at present will not even talk to us because we tried to explain she definitely needs assistance..her partner tries to tell her we are right, that they both need care and assistance but she just threatens him that he will have to pack his bags and leave if he agrees with us rather than her..it is very tough on him at 90 years old and very frustrating and worrying for us.

    I just need as much help and advice as possible, because I do not know which way to turn
     

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