1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    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. finequine

    finequine Registered User

    Oct 29, 2015
    4
    Grampian, Scotland
    My Mum is also immobile, completely unable to move herself/change position. She has eating drinking problems, incontinence, what she says makes no sense/does not relate to what is being said, has frequent infections, does not know me, and at times confuses Dad with her own father. When I suggested that she may be in the latter stage of Alzheimer's, nurses and the ward doctor were horrified.

    Am I totally misreading things?
     
  2. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Hello finequine,
    Welcome to Talking Point. I have messaged you to say I have moved your post to this thread where I hope you will get more support.

    My husband went through several years of confusion, frequent infections, difficulty swallowing and incontinence and the medical profession would not have agreed he was in final stages. Yes maybe late stage but not necessarily final.

    It is indeed a very difficult time. I do believe sufferers at this stage do appreciate that feeling of love and comfort when someone who cares is near to them. Holding hands, gently stroking them, maybe pleasant music, showing photographs - all these things give comfort although it may not seem to be appreciated.

    Please post more about things that trouble you as many members have similar experiences and hopefully will help you through this difficult path.
    Best wishes
     
  3. BR_ANA

    BR_ANA Registered User

    Jun 27, 2012
    1,085
    Brazil
    About phases, there is a post about it:

    http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showpost.php?p=1062102

    In my opinion, You mother is still "moderate" as she speaks and you can understand what she is saying and She still remember her father. Of course she has some "severe" issues as movement and eating.
     
  4. Lindy50

    Lindy50 Registered User

    Dec 11, 2013
    5,287
    Cotswolds
    Hello finequine and welcome to TP :)

    Just to clarify....has your mum been diagnosed with Alzheimer's? I ask this as from your post I cannot tell whether she also suffers from another major condition such as motor neurone disease or stroke. If so, many of her physical problems may be attributable to that?

    Regarding Alzheimer's, it's interesting that she sometimes confuses your dad with her own dad. That wouldn't necessarily put her in the latter stages - my mum does the same, and she is fairly mobile with supervision.

    I think it might help people here if you could explain a bit more about the situation? Everyone is so different, it's hard to know what stage a person is at.

    All the best

    Lindy xx
     
  5. Lindy50

    Lindy50 Registered User

    Dec 11, 2013
    5,287
    Cotswolds
    Just seen from another post that your dad has Alzheimer's. You have your hands full!

    How is your dad doing? X
     

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