1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    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. Natashalou

    Natashalou Registered User

    Mar 22, 2007
    426
    london
    any of you think it is the 24th Jan today..it isnt. It is the 31st. Mum has crossed off up to there on her calendar...and so that must be right.
    After all, she says indignatly, she cant have forgotten what date it is.
    Well, no, I suggest it is a simple mistake which any of us can make.
    Which is why the date on my mobile, on the TV news and the newspaper are all wrong, no doubt, as we are ALL mistaken...and mum and her calendar are right!!
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,678
    Kent
    But of course. :) What`s the point of arguing?
     
  3. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Oh Natasha: YOU are all wrong my husband says its February. January has been turned over time and time again. SO IT IS FEBRUARY (not sure what year though). :confused::confused:

    Best wishes Jan
     
  4. SusanB

    SusanB Registered User

    Jan 15, 2008
    155
    Hove
    According to my Mum it was 29th January yesterday so we're all wrong! Oh, and my birthday's in May (it's in Feb) and the moon is made of cheese.

    Susan
     
  5. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    15,985
    Toronto, Canada
    I remember when Mum would make these types of comments and drive me crazy. She doesn't speak anymore and I would really like to hear her voice again.

    Believe it or not, Natashalou, this will pass and you will miss her voice.
     
  6. Nell

    Nell Registered User

    Aug 9, 2005
    1,170
    Australia
    Well, I would dearly like it to be the 31st! Or, now that we are in a new day, the 1st!! I've got a terrible week ahead and it would be great if I could just leap over it!! :)
     
  7. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    Its OK, it is lottery day today -Friday

    Hi All
    Ron tells me it is Friday, Euro lottery day.
    So it is Friday.
    By the way, I bought him a new watch at christmas. He has fiddled with it so much, it is set at 5-15pm in the afternoon. But we all know it is 11-15pm in the evening, I am trying to tell him we cannot go in the garden and have a BBQ. Well it is cold and windy. So he has gone to bed for an afternoon nap.
    Barb
     
  8. Margaret W

    Margaret W Registered User

    Apr 28, 2007
    3,725
    North Derbyshire
    24th January has just passed, it was my birthday. My husband got my mum to write a card for me last week, and she said "I thought it was somebody's birthday in January but I couldn't remember whose it was". I am an only child. Mum had written "To Margaret Weaver with love from Marian Stokes".

    Heck.

    Margaret
     
  9. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,678
    Kent
    #9 Grannie G, Jan 25, 2008
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2010
    `Heck` indeed Margaret. A message such as that, hits home.

    I wish we`d known it was your birthday, but I`d still like to wish you Many Happy Returns of yesterday.



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    I hope you had a good day.

    Love xx
     
  10. poppet

    poppet Registered User

    Aug 3, 2007
    70
    hi,

    just browsing the site this morning...came acroos this...made my have a :rolleyes: at this ...its definately feburary by the way!!!

    ok on a sad note...after reading Joanne's message...it brought these frustrating incidents back to the reallity of this awful condition...and i for one am glad to be able to hear the spirit in my mil even if its just to have a go at us...

    poppet
     
  11. Nell

    Nell Registered User

    Aug 9, 2005
    1,170
    Australia
    A very belated Happy Birthday Margaret!
     
  12. jks

    jks Registered User

    Jul 2, 2005
    67
    West Yorkshire
    My Dad did not get a single question right at the memory clinic on Wednesday. When asked who was in the room with him, he looked blankly at Mum, and my Husband, and then he looked at me.....'Don't know her name, but she has a deaf puppy'.
    Why, oh why, does he remember such a random, unimportant fact?
     
  13. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    We have two lovely lime trees at the bottom of our garden.
    My husband thinks they should come down! - they are not blossoming and should have leaves, so they must be dead!
    (Middle of January!!).

    (He was once a very very bright fellow) :eek::confused:

    Best wishes Jan
     
  14. wendyg70

    wendyg70 Registered User

    Jan 9, 2008
    20
    Brentwood, Essex
    I often think the same about my dad, how can he remeber one thing but not another. It makes me wonder if they remember such unimportant facts because they have to make more of an effort to commit this to memory, almost like filing 'the memory' in particular place so they know where it is for next time. Maybe, remembering things like loved ones names or where home is, are so taken for granted that in their pre-dementia days they have no need for storing this memory/thought away in a special place for the future, making it much harder to find when needed.

    Gawd....hope i havent confused you all, I know what Im trying to say but not sure if I have made sense!!:D

    Take care everyone, much love to all Wendy x
     

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