• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

In a better place thanks to this forum

Ozzy71

Registered User
Nov 23, 2015
26
Hi
I've posted a couple of verbose and very anxious messages on here over the past month and received some very helpful advice.
Dad has developed severe memory problems brought about by a stroke and prior mini strokes. aling with pneumonia and what we now know was a UTI.
After a long time in hospital which was a nightmare followed by a very positive, helpful and constructive week in an assessment facility dad is home. I'm managing to stay over to help mum a few days a week as are my brothers and wider family are all chipping in with support, visits, trips etc. we've got day support for mum in the pipeline.
Our biggest concern was night time - we've had one sleepless night and one night of 8 HOURS sleep after reading suggestions on here, putting them in place and contacting his O.T and getting help with a small physical problem.
I know this forum is great for advice and support but it is also a place of inspiration. In our few weeks walking this road the future has seemed bleak and although i know it will be tricky and really hard - we have some hope that there can and will be some great moments too.
Thanks so much to all the great people with dementia and those caring for them who have challenged us through their posting to believe we can all stick in together and get through it and do our best for Dad.

Best wishes to all. X
 

marionq

Registered User
Apr 24, 2013
6,016
Scotland
What a marvellous post! We have a lot of down moments in here so it's so good to hear that someone feels positive.

Many good wishes.
 

fizzie

Registered User
Jul 20, 2011
2,732
So pleased that things are working out. It is a bumpy road but all here to support the good and the bad times xxxxxx
 

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