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. Codie

    Codie Registered User

    Aug 25, 2004
    10
    Berkshire
    Hello all

    haven't been on the forum for a while but felt it would be good to share my feelings if that's OK.

    My Mum has been bed bound after developing a nasty hip ulcer and now is immobile.
    She is syringe fed and on patches for pain relief and sleeps most of the time.
    She has very little quality of life now and has been like this for over 5 weeks.

    It's so difficult as I'm in limbo and spending nearly all my time with her as she like to grab my hand. Sometimes she cannot be roused and I really think it's the end then she wakes up and smiles a little.

    How long will she be like this, she is so strong!
     
  2. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    Dear Codie,

    I cannot answer your question and not sure anyone can. However I have been in a similar position so know how you are feeling.

    All you can do is hang in there and let you hand be squeezed. My only advice would be to speak to the consultants and medical staff who help deal with you mum. That was the only indication that I had to help know when the time was coming. They have been through this many times and know the signs particularly when pain relief is needed.

    Please make sure you look after yourself!
     

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