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Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by maryjoan, May 21, 2019.

  1. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
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    I am 82 1/2, the months start to matter once over 80! :):):) Perhaps the weeks matter over 90? I will let you know:):):)
    My mind is still curious and flexible, it puts my body to shame!
    I have another treatment due next week so I am trying to fit in too much before hand.
    My last session took me a while to recover, the consultant worries about unstable BP, there is a heart issue, another has flagged up blood sugar, I think it a blip but more tests.
    I feel even those Carers with a philosophical attitude have the unlying stress that come with the task. Sometimes knowing and doing the right things just do not work.
    I have found a place that offers respite I hope to see it next week and get an assessment in place for my husband. I hope we can arrange something when I am well enough to get the benefit. II am tempted to go as there is a possibility of a self catering flat in the grounds. I could read, write and lunch at the house. However time is an issue as it will not be empty for long. My heart tells me it will work out for the best, my mind says make sure to cross the Ts and dot the Is.
    Our neighbour is cutting the front grass, the kindness of strangers seems the life blood of society. A charming 60yr old has picked my husband up for four hours at a day club, I hope she charms him into wanting to continue to go! He queried it the other day, so I held my breath!
    Thank all for your concerns, I feel better than last week.
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,912
    Kent
    Thank goodness it is not in our hands Alice. We would be hard pressed to choose.

    Even so I believe I pay more attention to the health of my mind than I do to my body. I try to redress the balance but being naturally lazy find it doesn`t come easy.
     
  3. Janie M

    Janie M Registered User

    Jun 12, 2018
    55
    Snap!! I'm 62, OH is 71
     
  4. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
    2,142
    Happy birthday and year x
     
  5. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
    2,142
    We seem to be virtual twins! The mind is a good companion! X
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,912
    Kent
    :)
     
  7. Janie M

    Janie M Registered User

    Jun 12, 2018
    55
    That’s made me smile never thought I’d end up like this about 4 years ago!! On a plus side, I had to finish work because of OH, but I suppose our dreams and needs go out the window. Was 1957 really a good year??
     
  8. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,663
    Female
    South coast
    Yes, I had to finish work to look after OH too (he is 63) and my mum also had Alzheimers! Fun, fun, fun.........

    I think 1957 was an excellent year :D
     
  9. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
    2,142
    Super Year! We got married after a whirlwind romance in 56.
    I think we have to look at the plus side, harder to do some days than others. Some of the pluses I find would sound crazy to some people!
     
  10. maryjoan

    maryjoan Registered User

    Mar 25, 2017
    1,254
    Female
    South of the Border
    Many belated Happy Returns!
     
  11. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,663
    Female
    South coast
    Thank you @maryjoan - I feel a lucky girl as everyone remembered my birthday this year - including my OH (I think daughter gave him a heads-up), so I have had cards flowers and chocolate :D
     

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