1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October 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.

  1. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    My husband has had alzheimers for 6 years now. He has been on aricept or a generic pill for 4 of those. they have slowed down the process. He is currently having hallucinations which is very difficult as he doesn't believe they are not real. He had a bunch of knives and sticks in his bedroom but thankfully that has passed now. He does put my walking stick against the front door of the apartment. Which is better than the chair he did use for a while. We got out for coffee and a bagel every morning and he is very happy with that. If it's nice we will go a walk in the afternoon. Sometimes he goes on his own. It was hard for me at first because he was the one who did all the cooking now I have to do everything. I don't keep great myself as I have a lot of back problems. I use a mobility scooter which lets me go out as often as a like.It's difficult getting in and out of the car because he never remembers it from one day to the next, so I have to explain to him what has to be done. He sleeps a lot. Doesn't do any activities now. He used to do the crossword all the time but can't cope with those anymore. I have a lot of support from my two daughters who both live in in the same city. I live in London Ontario.
     
  2. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Hello and welcome to Talking Point.

    Its good you have started a thread and hopefully you will get much support here.

    I see you live in Ontario and wonder what sort of support you get there.
     
  3. Casbow

    Casbow Registered User

    Sep 3, 2013
    994
    Colchester
    Bestgirl

    Hello and welcome to talking point. You sound as if you need a bit of help. Have you contacted your local mental health clinic. There is help out there but you need to push yourself forward to get it. I wish you all the best in going forward to Social services etc for their help.x
     
  4. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Six years is a long time, Bestgirl. I don't have a motor scooter yet, but that day will have to come as my spine is very bad now, along with the other arthritic joints.

    Don't know how things work in Ontario, but I'm willing to look links up for you. Have you tried to get help?
     
  5. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    support is pretty good in London. I have not been to any group sessions yet but plan to do so in the New Year
     
  6. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    Tomorrow my husband is having an MRI and this will tell us what type of alzheimers he has. Hopefully he can get some medication for the hallucinations. I have been told these will pass, hopefully it will be soon.
     
  7. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    yes it's been a long slow process. I'm not sure what is best a quick process or slow. I'm just happy he is still here regardless of the problems
     
  8. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    yes I've had help and been given lots of brochures and of course there is always the internet. Hopefully the MRI tomorrow will help in identifying the type and maybe some medication to resolve the problems for him. .
     
  9. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    We have many social help places here in London. The problem is my husband still doesn't think he needs any help so won't go. . I am going to try and go to Mind in Motion in the new year
     
  10. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Really hope the MRI proves helpful.
     
  11. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    yes I've had some recent help that's how I found out about the help line. I've been trying to find one in Canada but so far can't. I've had god responses in this one.
     
  12. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    I'l post when I get the results of the MRI and if they give him some medication
     
  13. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    I'm still finding my way around T.P. whats the difference in using "respond to member" or "post a comment"
     
  14. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    8,022
    Yorkshire
    #14 Shedrech, Nov 4, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2015
    Good question - not sure - so this is an experiment
    This one is reply to member
    and seems to have automatically quoted your post
    so is a reply to that specific member's post on the thread
     
  15. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    8,022
    Yorkshire
    #15 Shedrech, Nov 4, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2015
    And this is Post a comment
    ah - no quote!
    so this is a reply to the thread overall
     
  16. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,517
    Ireland
    Exactly. "Respond to member" means you are answering a particular post, and that post will appear in your reply, as a quote. and "Post Reply" (is that what it says?) means that you are just replying in general to the thread, and not to any particular post.
     
  17. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    great that helps me a lot thanks
     
  18. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    thanks for the help. Now I need to know what it means with a green mark on your name
     
  19. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    My O.H. had his MRI yesterday. He was very confused all morning before we left for the appointment. My daughter came with us so that was good. It was quite a while at the hospital but they said he did very well during the 40 minutes in the machine. I just have to wait a week for the results now. Hope it tells us what type of alzheimers he has and that he can get some treatment. .
     
  20. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,207
    Merseyside
    The green dot next to your name shows that you are online.
    It's grey white if you're offline.
     

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