1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January 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.

My Nan

Discussion in 'Helpful websites' started by LAURENM1994, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. LAURENM1994

    LAURENM1994 New member

    Jul 17, 2018
    1
    My nans dad had Alzheimer’s. She’s been forgetful for the last 2/3 years. It’s starting to get worse for instance we went shopping on the weekend to get something and she got out the car and asked what we were shopping for then asked again when we got in the shop what it is we were shopping for. The next minute she’s her normal self and fine. It’s dips in and out. She went to the doctors about 2 yrs ago they said they could give her a tablet that prevents it from getting worse but she insisted she was fine and they did this test on her asking her al these questions but it was questions like who is the queen so she got them all right. Does anyone know if I can do anything/ how to help please. Thank you
     
  2. karaokePete

    karaokePete Volunteer Host

    Jul 23, 2017
    3,871
    Male
    Hello and welcome to TP.

    The best person to advise is the GP. Lots of things other than dementia can cause slight memory problems so a visit to the GP is where we all have to start. If your nan is reluctant to go you could arrange a general check up and raise your concerns either in advance or while at the surgery.

    If you want to take a read at the AS Factsheet about this stage of the process you can trace it by following this link https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/sites...nloads/factsheet_assessment_and_diagnosis.pdf
     

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