My mother has Alzheimers and Im a young carer

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  1. Pinkpanther1484

    Pinkpanther1484 Registered User

    Mar 8, 2015
    9
    Folkestone
    My mother has recently been diagnosed with early on set Alzheimers and shes only 52. I have seen such a drastic change in her memory, her attitudes and behaviour. As being he only daughter and carer I have found this to be extremely distressing at times. I have received so many leaflets that tell you snip bits of how I would be feeling , but I didn't expect the emotional rollercoaster that im currently on.

    Im only 29 and wondered if any one had any tips or advice of what I can expect, im also trying to find a local carer support group , preferably in the evenings ad I work full time is well .

    I would be grateful for any information you can give me
     
  2. jellymac

    jellymac Registered User

    Nov 29, 2014
    63
    West Midlands
    hi pinkpanther1484

    Sorry i havent really got any advice that will help, i know someone else will be along. I just wanted to say sorry for your moms diagnosis, such a young age for her and yourself. I was 30 when my mom was diagnosed 4 years ago (although my mom is a lot older than yours), i know how hard and frightening it can be. Thoughts and hugs are with you x
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,233
    Male
    North Manchester
    #3 nitram, Mar 8, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015
    "...im also trying to find a local carer support group , preferably in the evenings..."

    Enter your postcode on these two sites and see what you can find, you should at least get details of an advisor who you could contact

    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200121

    http://www.carers.org/carers-services/find-your-local-service

    Also ring the LA social services and ask for any suitable services.

    The LA run day centre that my wife attended had a monthly evening carers' support event which anybody could attend.
     
  4. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Hi pinkpanther and welcome but equally sorry you had to find us ! I too live near Folkestone and there is help available . We got an excellent admiral nurse who can come and visit you and will lend support to you and your mum. There are also cafes for dementia and I have got our local AD nurses number she will be there to support your mum! If you would like all the numbers and contacts please feel free to PM me and I will send them to you. Please don't be too disheartened as my husband was young when diagnosed too and is holding up quite well . Xxx


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  5. Pinkpanther1484

    Pinkpanther1484 Registered User

    Mar 8, 2015
    9
    Folkestone
    Hi all ,

    Thank you all for your help and information

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