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. smarty pants

    smarty pants Registered User

    Nov 14, 2007
    Wirral but Dad in Wales
    #1 smarty pants, Nov 22, 2007
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2007
    I find myself in a sea of Labels and Jargon!!
    During this past week alone I have been called "carer", "manager", "agent", "banker" to name but a few - none of which I have ever considered and as each one hit me I felt lower and lower! This is just the start of it all and I ask myself how I can be all these things and still remain loving daughter?
    As for the jargon I am learning quickly - SS, Social Services; SW, Social Worker; CPN ?; etc. Is there a jargon buster on this site anywhere? If not it could be useful.
    Anyway, everyone, I am new to this but also want to give back to this site as I use it. If I can be of help then just let me know how and if it is within my capabilities I will gladly contribute.
  2. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    someone at mum day centre intruded me as '' This is Isabel carer ''

    I said no I am her daughter .

    I have found after looking after mum that I have lost being her daughter and am now her carer in people perception of me looking after her .

    Then on a TV interview someone said that once they in care home you became the daughter or wife again because your looking after they emotion side more , rather then all they physical side.

    Me I just feel I'll always be my mother daughter , No one can take that away from me, with they labeling that they perceptions how they perceive it not mine :)
  3. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    Dear Margarita,
    You are your mother`s daughter and you care for her. You will always be her daughter and you will always care for her.
    Love xx
  4. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    NW England
    Try reversing it, Smarty pants ... instead of feeling low - compile yourself a chart / list in a prominent place ......of all the 'functions' you manage - (aside from the 'instinctive loving' bit!!!!!) ..... and keep adding ... one thing about 'caring' is we find skills and traits (labels?) .... we perhaps never knew we had ...... and keeping our confidence about ourselves as 'carers' (or whatever label we are carrying at the time) sure helps .......:)

    Love, Karen, x
  5. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    leigh lancashire
    Hi Smarty pants

    Anyone can call me what they want!as long i don't hear them.lol.
    A member started a thread on tea room a couple of months ago regarding jargon.if you want to take a look its page 8 on tea room.it got quite amusing after a while.
    love elainex
  6. crazyjude

    crazyjude Registered User

    Nov 30, 2007
    Yorkshire UK
    #7 crazyjude, Dec 29, 2007
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2007
    Hia! im just getting my head round all the abbreviatons and jargon and labels myself. oH HOW I WISH my family would pick out all the different labels for me: mum, laundrywoman, cook, cleaner, taxi,accountant, counsellor, etc etc etc :D
  7. Jilly88

    Jilly88 Registered User

    Aug 11, 2006
    Margate, Kent.
    CPN: Community Psychiatric Nurse.
    I had one come to my house to see my aunt. She promptly told him to s*d off! Ha ha!
  8. Margaret W

    Margaret W Registered User

    Apr 28, 2007
    North Derbyshire
    I've just looked at the link and realise that for the past six months I thought LOL meant Lots of Love, and it means Laugh Out Loud. No wonder I didn't understand some peoples' use of the abbreviation!

  9. christine_batch

    christine_batch Registered User

    Jul 31, 2007
    At our local A.S. Branch we are trying to compile a booklet for everyone with all the abbrevation in it. Hopefully, we will be able to complete it in 208.
    Best wishes . Christine

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