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. Susan S

    Susan S Registered User

    Feb 16, 2008
    12
    newcastle upon Tyne
    Mam's slight improvement following her 80th birthday party, which we held in the care home, came to a dramatic end when she had a fall on Friday.

    She now looks as if she has been in a boxing match with a large bump on her forehead, two black eyes and a badly bruised nose.

    We visited on Friday, but all we got from her was that she needed to cook the vegetables and meat. She continually tried getting off the chair and going for a walk even though she could hardly stand never mind walk.

    We managed to distract her by feeding her jelly babies!

    We visited her again today and she has dramatically declined.
    She was totally incomprehensible and so unsteady on her feet that we had to get a wheelchair. She just sat there with her head almost resting on her lap.

    She has stopped going to bed again and stopped eating and looks so weak and tired.

    She did manage 2 hours sleep during the day and a care worker stayed with her in case she tried to get out of bed and had another fall.

    We think that the end could be close, however, the carers think if they can get her to go to bed she may pick up again.

    We remember back in February that her consultant said she thought mam had about 6 months left, that time is getting close.
     
  2. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Hello:

    I do understand the awful decline that can occur following a fall. My husband (now 79) fell and broke ribs at the end of Feb and it is sad to see the sudden drop in his physical and mental abilities.

    Whatever - if your Mum is near the end - I do hope all can be peaceful and easy for her. I feel that is all we can pray for.

    Take care Jan
     
  3. mica123

    mica123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2008
    47
    england
    Hi Susan.i do sympathise with you,but may i offer glimmer here?i have a resident in the home i work in who has had so many problems we thought manya time that the end was near.she turned 103 today!her cake set the fire alarms off!so don't give up they bounce back with a vengeance sometimes.love mica
     

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