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.

  1. TinaT

    TinaT Registered User

    Sep 27, 2006
    7,095
    Bolton
    #21 TinaT, Oct 15, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2009
    Dear Carol,

    Thanks for your PM. I wouldn't have realised just who you were from your initial post.

    For all you TP'ers out there, I know Carol personally. We had the sad experience of finding both our husbands on the same Assessment Ward. Sadly Geoff was never able to leave the ward ans I'm so very sorry to hear of his death and I send all my love to you and your lovely family.

    I have to say that it was a great privilage and an honor to have met both you and Geoff. Your courage has been enormous and your love for your husband shone through every time I met you. Your dementia journey was one of the worst that could possibly be. Geoff had very severe dementia and at such a young age. The torment for you both lasted a long, long time.

    You never failed him, you were always there, always cheerful, even at the times when I would have crumbled to see how very, very poorly he was. How hard it must have been to visit week in and week out, year in and year out and often have very little recognition and witness his great distress. I take my hat off to a woman in a million and your wonderful family who stood shoulder to shoulder with you through such very hard times.

    I hope that we can keep in touch Carol. As I say you are one in a million and I have enormous respect for you.

    xxTinaT
     
  2. Linda Mc

    Linda Mc Registered User

    Jul 3, 2005
    1,881
    Nr Mold
    So sorry Carol for your loss.

    Tina T's thoughts are so lovely take comfort from them.

    Look after yourself.
     
  3. TinaT

    TinaT Registered User

    Sep 27, 2006
    7,095
    Bolton
    Please keep in touch Carol. If you need help or just a chat, get in touch with me.

    xxTinaT
     
  4. jackie1

    jackie1 Registered User

    Jun 6, 2007
    238
    Cheshire
    Dear Carol,
    I am so sorry for your loss. No matter how much you think you are prepared it aways comes as a terrible shock and the pain is no less for the preparation
    Love
    Jackie
    xx
     
  5. carole.alker

    carole.alker Registered User

    Oct 13, 2009
    4
    bolton
    #25 carole.alker, Oct 17, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 17, 2009
    i am sat here wiping the tears from my face ,thank you all for the lovely messages,especially you tina. you always think that you are on your own and that it hasnt happend to anyone else to lose their loved ones to AD.it makes it harder because he was so young then you start feeling guilty for thinking why geoff why couldnt it be some one else someone older, then i think and feel more guilty because they are someones husband and father aswell.once again thank you for letting me waffle xxx tina my num x
     
  6. TinaT

    TinaT Registered User

    Sep 27, 2006
    7,095
    Bolton
    Carol,

    At the top of this page in blue writing underneath 'Welcome Carol' it says 'private messages' which is in blue and is underlined. Click on that and it will take you to your message box. If you press new message and put my name in it you can private message to me without going on the public forum. Don't put your phone no on here as this is a public site

    xxTina
     
  7. Scottie45

    Scottie45 Registered User

    Jan 25, 2009
    1,409
    CoAntrim
    Dear Carol

    So sorry to hear about your husband,s passing,and him so young,your family and you are in my thoughts,take care Marian xx
     
  8. susiesue

    susiesue Registered User

    Mar 15, 2007
    2,607
    Herts
    So sorry to hear of the sad loss of your lovely husband - thinking of you.

    Love
     

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