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Mum can’t write

Jac86

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My mum has admitted that she can no longer write. Has anyone else experienced this with a family member? I’m just thinking if she needs to sign anything in the future, can something be set up so that my dad can sign on her behalf?
 

nitram

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If she has capacity she can make an X and have it witnessed, although it will take some effort to persuade institutions to accept it, in the longer term she can grant a lasting power of attorney authorising an attorney to sign on her behalf.

If she lacks somebody will have to apply for a court of protection deputyship.
 

Jaded'n'faded

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Jan 23, 2019
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Yes - it's just awful. Mum was in a care home by the time I discovered it but I remember feeling devastated. Same with being unable to tell the time. It's just one of dementia's horrible milestones.
 

Dunroamin

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May 5, 2019
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It seems to affect us all differently. I can no longer touch type. I cannot read music and my handwriting is now indecipherable. I need help posting on forums.

slowly it get stripped away .................
 
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GillP

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At Christmas my husband asked me to buy a book of poetry that I’d like. He then took an absolute age to write in it. Amongst several mistakes is a message I treasure - to my darling wife with all my love ... That’s all I need to remember.

I doubt that he’d be able to do it now.
 

Banjomansmate

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It is little things like that that help in time to come. Today I found a photo on my phone of a Valentine’s bouquet of red roses that arrived “anonymously “ eight years ago. I still don’t know who sent them!🤣
 

Duggies-girl

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I always bought birthday and Christmas cards for dad to send and I clearly remember the time I gave dad a card to write on and he said to me 'what do I write. It was a big shock and I had to write it for him. I felt like I had been punched is the best way I can describe it.
 

SERENA50

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I always bought birthday and Christmas cards for dad to send and I clearly remember the time I gave dad a card to write on and he said to me 'what do I write. It was a big shock and I had to write it for him. I felt like I had been punched is the best way I can describe it.
Hi

That sounds very familiar . I noticed a changed in dad's hand writing and he also asks what do I write? He can still text but that is limited to 'don't get me a paper' or similar - never any chatty things anymore and he never phones. He asked me this week how to cook a sausage. Might seem like a normal question but given that last week he had cooked sausages it is literally like the first time he has ever done it.
 

Dunroamin

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and so it goes on..........

My swimming coach tells me I would be best just going for a swim for enjoyment. My brain and body do not seem to coordinate now. I had hope to continue improving, but sadly not to be. I shall revel in the freedom the pool gives me rather than beat myself up about it. I count myself blessed that I can swim in an outdoor pool with untreated spa water three times a week. Yes it is chilly in the winter but few have the opportunity.