Information for carers,families and friends of people with severe dementia

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Resources' started by zonkjonk, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. zonkjonk

    zonkjonk Registered User

    Perhaps a moderator could make this a sticky post?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. christine_batch

    christine_batch Registered User

    Jul 31, 2007
    3,388
    Buckinghamshire
    Dear zonkjonk,
    Thank you for the information.
    It would be very informative for people who are seeking knowledge about this herrendous illness.
    Christine
     
  3. zonkjonk

    zonkjonk Registered User

    Hi Christine,
    I know that some people dont want to know (I have been reading many posts) but I found this to be very informative
    I have always been scared of the unknown, and have spent hours trawling the net looking a way to save my mum,(A futile exercise, of course)and that is how I found this publication
    .
    But I feel for me, and maybe others, to know what to expect makes it that tiniest little bit easier to cope, when tough decisions have to be made (and I know you have made them)
    Kind regards,
    Jo
    How is Peter these days?
     
  4. 117katie

    117katie Guest

    I said it before, zonkjonk, and I say it again - that is one of the best booklets I have ever read.

    It makes me wish I had been a £10 POM back in the days when such a thing was still possible!!

    Many thanks again.

    KATIE
     
  5. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Hi Katie
    Did you mean that you wished you had gone to Australia on the £10 passage scheme?
    They are advertising again for people to emigrate to Australia.
    Big ad on TV.
    Don't know the costs or details.
    Norman
     
  6. 117katie

    117katie Guest

    Yep, Norman, that's exactly what I was meaning.

    There was a programme on BBC last Saturday - Timewatch - called "Ten Pound Poms". Did you see it? You can watch it again via the BBC iplayer, I think, but only till the end of today.

    I'm still in touch by email mostly, and a meeting-up in UK last year, with an almost-adopted-cousin (well, he wasn't adopted; and he isn't my cousin! Just feels like it.) who was one of the Ten Pound Poms - and he's still there.

    Bet it would cost more than a tenner today, all these years on. Temptation is there, though!

    Katie
     
  7. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    Hi Jo,

    Just to answer your orginal question, yes.
    I'm just working out how to do this as we may be best providing a link.

    If it is OK with you I may start up a new thread with a link to the document and then close the thread. Then make it a sticky of course. It will just make it easier for people to reference if the topic is closed. Is that OK with you?

    And many thanks for the suggestion.

    Kind Regards
    Craig
     
  8. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Hi Katie
    I did see the programme.
    I have a cousin in OZ, they went out many years ago.
    last year they came to the UK for their 50th anniversary,her husband died whilst here.
    She is coming over again this year,and wants me to go back with her.
    I am afraid it is too late for me now.
    Norman
     
  9. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #9 Margarita, Feb 10, 2008
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008

    I know what you mean about being scared of the unknown, as that is all I could find on the internet what to expect, but could never find what to expect in those stages, even from that link you left, if medication was given to slow it all down .

    Then I found this .



    Early Alzheimer's Disease: Slowing the Decline with Medicine

    http://www.healthline.com/hgy-transcripts/treating-alzheimers-early

    if anyone knows of other links please let me know.
     
  10. zonkjonk

    zonkjonk Registered User

    Hi all, thanks Katie for your thanks:eek:
    my husband grew up in leeds, but his family emigrated to OZ when he was a young lad.
    I didnt know OZ was advertising over there!
    what is the ad like?
     
  11. toura

    toura Registered User

    Feb 5, 2008
    42
    hertfordshire
    helping others

    ih zonk i think u are brillant helping others iwish i had a friend like u take care
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.