1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    thank you for that iinfo. I think I'm getting to know how T.P. works now.
     
  2. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    Have been using T.P. for a few days now. Getting a good understanding of how it works. I must add that it's getting better all the time for me.
     
  3. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    Have been using T.P. for a few days now. Getting a good understanding of how it works. I must add that it's getting better all the time for me. Almost understand lol
     
  4. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    The result of my husbands MRI showed that he has had a bunch of mini strokes. This has affected his hearing his diabetes and his comprehension. This is probably why it is difficult for him to understand instructions. And perhaps why he is so unpredictable. I find when I try to help him when we are out with friends he seems to resent it and can get verbally abusive. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end of our social activities with friends. Anybody else have any social problems like this.
     
  5. Ozzy71

    Ozzy71 Registered User

    Nov 23, 2015
    26
    It's good you got the results of the MRI. I'm not sure about your social question as I am new to all this too. hopefully someone else will be able to respond. My dad has become super friendly and speaks to everyone now and he has brain damage from strokes. I guess it's different for everyone.
     
  6. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Hello bestgirl, l feel for you my hubby was just the same as yours, it was so difficult to take him anywhere, had to stop 6months ago, he is now in a CH, l am feeling emotional today, as this is the first Christmas we have not been together only for a few hours, after 55yrs. Hope you can manage to look after your hubby for as long as possible. Bless you
     
  7. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    just copiny

    Yes this is a very emotional time. We havealways slept over xmas eve at our daughters and this year my hubby got weepy and didn' want to stay over. We managed to get him to settle down and did something we have never done before. We opened our presents early xmas eve which settled him down a bit then we got him off to bed. He was so confused in the morning, it was so sad. Unfortnately I think that also might be a last. I find when we go through the malls, he talks to all the babies. Is this a usual thing to happen.
     
  8. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    Yes this is a very emotional time. We havealways slept over xmas eve at our daughters and this year my hubby got weepy and didn' want to stay over. We managed to get him to settle down and did something we have never done before. We opened our presents early xmas eve which settled him down a bit then we got him off to bed. He was so confused in the morning, it was so sad. Unfortnately I think that also might be a last. I find when we go through the malls, he talks to all the babies. Is this a usual thing to happen. My hubby and I will be married 60 years next March. It's a sad way to end up.
     
  9. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Hello best girl, yes my hubby used to talk to all babies and young children, the mothers didn't always like it, l would say to him, children are told not to talk to strangers, he would say thats alright they know me, he new everyone he met, now he is in CH he speaks to all the visitors that visit the residents, as he knows them all, very common with Alzheimers.
     
  10. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    thank you for your response. At least I know that is a part of his problem now. Doesn't make it any easier to cope with.
     
  11. tigerlady

    tigerlady Registered User

    Nov 29, 2015
    427
    #31 tigerlady, Dec 28, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
    My husband is exactly the same - thinks he knows everyone he meets - even waves to people walking on pavements when he is out with me in the car, as he thinks he knows them.

    btw pamann - tried to send you a pm but your inbox is full
     
  12. Maymab

    Maymab Registered User

    Oct 8, 2013
    216
    Staffs
    My late husband loved to see children playing and would try to talk to them. Unfortunately I had to gently discourage him, though most people were very understanding once the penny dropped.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Talking Point mobile app
     
  13. Bestgirl

    Bestgirl Registered User

    Oct 31, 2015
    39
    London, Ontario
    kist coping

    what is a pm. is that a personal message. My inbox in talking point is full. I don't now how to clear my inbox.
     
  14. tigerlady

    tigerlady Registered User

    Nov 29, 2015
    427
    yes a pm is a personal message - I was sending pamann news of how my husband was but couldnt sent one the other day as I got a message her inbox was full - I suppose you jut delete messages to make room for more
     

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