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. vmmh

    vmmh Registered User

    Jun 25, 2018
    71
    fatherless
    young, impressionable
    single, pregnant, married
    turmoil, fear, loneliness, divorce

    struggles
    solitude, sadness
    work, family, perseverance
    attachment, happiness, togetherness, home

    settled
    school, friends
    stress, performance, drifting
    confusion, betrayal, abandonment, alone

    hope
    companionship, respect
    sharing, connected, travel
    inseparable, romance, bonded, love

    disjointed
    upset, uncertainty
    doctors, tests, disease
    prognosis, distance, medications, deterioration

    despair
    withdrawal, loss
    anger, paranoia, sleeplessness
    incontinence, immobility, hopelessness, inevitable

    HEARTBREAK
    tears
    tears
    tears
    HEARTBREAK
    tears
    tears
    tears
    tears
    tears
    tears
     
  2. kindred

    kindred Registered User

    Apr 8, 2018
    2,200
    Oh my dear, I wish I could be with you to hold your hand in these feelings. With love, Kindred.
     
  3. karaokePete

    karaokePete Registered User

    Jul 23, 2017
    4,930
    N Ireland
    I feel for you as I understand your words.

    If you need to speak to someone don’t forget the help line
    National Dementia Helpline
    0300 222 11 22
    Our helpline advisers are here for you.
    Helpline opening hours:
    Monday to Wednesday 9am – 8pm
    Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm
    Christmas opening hours:
    Monday 24 December (Christmas Eve) 9am – 5pm
    Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day) Closed
    Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day) Closed
    Monday 31 December (New Year's Eve) 9am – 5pm
    Tuesday 1 January (New Year's Day) Closed


    Samaritans: Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

    Open 24 hours, 365 days a year
     
  4. Sad Staffs

    Sad Staffs Registered User

    Jun 26, 2018
    678
    Female
    Did I write this?
    Sounds like you wrote this for me, most of it, not quite all of it....
    I’m thinking about you.
    So many of us feel the same fear and heartache.
    With you, and sending much love, B xx
     
  5. maryjoan

    maryjoan Registered User

    Mar 25, 2017
    1,321
    Female
    South of the Border
    THE NOW AND THEN ALPHABET - just the first words that came to mind


    Alone Alive
    Betrayed Beautiful
    Crying Creative
    Defeated Destined
    Exhausted Exuberant
    Fearful Fantastic
    Gaunt Gracious
    Helpless Happy
    Ignored Insulated
    Jaded Jolly
    Knocked Kind
    Lost Loving
    Miserable Merry
    Nasty Nice
    Overwhelmed Outgoing
    Pensive Pretty
    Quarrelsome Quick
    Resisting Reactive
    Sad Sensitive
    Terrified Trusting
    Uncooperative Unbelievable
    Vexed Vivacious
    Wasting Wonderful
    Xasperated Xciting
    Zeroed Zealous
     

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