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. Bay

    Bay Registered User

    Jul 24, 2014
    44
    Kent
    Our Age UK centre has two different nail cutting services. One is run by a trained podiatrist and one by others (possibly Health Care Assistants or something similar). When OH used their services he had to go to the podiatrist as he was on blood thinking medication at the time. I think it cost £16 last summer and he certainly used an electrical file thingy! Our local community hospital also do a nail cutting service but the first visit there is pretty expensive as you have to buy the supplied clippers etc from them and then take them with you each time. Perhaps the GP's surgery could advise you of any local services?
     
  2. Suzanna1969

    Suzanna1969 Registered User

    Mar 28, 2015
    346
    Essex
    #22 Suzanna1969, Feb 15, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2016
    Our Foot Care Practitioner lady has an impressive battery of electronic gizmos, whirry things and gouging instruments! What she does is way more than merely cutting toenails. She spends about 30 minutes on each parent's feet, filing off hard skin, dealing with corns etc and is totally worth the money. Mum's feet in particular were in a dreadful state but are now starting to take human form once more.

    I did feel incredibly guilty that they'd been neglected for so long but, as others have said, you don't really think about feet until mobility starts to be affected.
     
  3. Mango

    Mango Registered User

    Mar 16, 2014
    44
    New Zealand
    This did make me smile! We orgniased a podiatrist years ago to come and cut Mum's toenails after her hip replacement and she now calls in every couple of weeks. Mum pays her a very modest amount because she is a distant relative and "just pops in to see me when she is in the area!" but I keep a record of the visits and give her the proper fee in a Xmas card every year.
     

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