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.

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Discussion in 'Recently diagnosed and early stages of dementia' started by Tomjan, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Tomjan

    Tomjan New member

    Aug 12, 2019
    2
    Recent diagnosis
     
  2. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,412
    Female
    England
    Hi @Tomjan and welcome to Dementia Talking Point.

    You will find help, support and advice here from those who understand how you feel. Please post and make the most of the help we can give.



    here
     
  3. karaokePete

    karaokePete Registered User

    Jul 23, 2017
    4,839
    N Ireland
    Hello @Tomjan, you are welcome here and I hope you find the forum to be a friendly and supportive place. Your friend/relative is fortunate to have you looking out for them.

    I hope you have time to take a good look around the site as it is a goldmine for information. When I first joined I read old threads for information but then found the AS Publications list and the page where a post code search can be done to check for support services in ones own area. If you are interested in these, clicking the following links will take you there

    https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/publications-factsheets-full-list

    https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/find-support-near-you

    You will see that there are Factsheets that will help with things like getting care needs assessments, deciding the level of care required and sorting out useful things like Wills, Power of Attorney etc., if any of that hasn't already been done.

    You may find the Dementia Guide to be of particular use and you can find it by clicking the 2nd line of the following link
    The dementia guide (872)
    PDF printable version

    Now that you have found us I hope you will keep posting as the membership has vast collective knowledge and experience.
     
  4. PJ

    PJ Registered User

    Jan 26, 2017
    310
    Female
    Bristol
    Hi @Tomjan welcome to the group sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis. We are all here & happy to help if we can :)
     
  5. Tomjan

    Tomjan New member

    Aug 12, 2019
    2
    Thank you I'm struggling it's my x husband am in relationship my partner is great. I'm trying to keep him fed with microwave meals as he lives on his own round there nearly everyday making sure he takes his everyday tablets. Approached doctor but got only do what you can. My daughter lived at home with him 25 found it to much with my support. I don't feel enough hours in day to give the attention he needs. Employed cleaner once week.
     
  6. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,066
    Merseyside
    @Tomjan
    I’d ask social services to do a needs assessment & get carers in place to do the meals & tablets.
     
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,237
    Female
    Dundee
    Hi @PJ and welcome to the forum.

    What a difficult situation you’re in. I agree with Cat. A needs assessment sounds like the best way forward. You can’t be expected to undertake all of the care.
     
  8. PJ

    PJ Registered User

    Jan 26, 2017
    310
    Female
    Bristol
    Hi I think you meant to reply to someone else not me? :)
     
  9. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,237
    Female
    Dundee
    Oops!!! Sorry that was meant for @Tomjan. Apologies!!
     

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