1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. jolt

    jolt Registered User

    May 28, 2006
    6
    Bradford
    Hi all, Iam 35 & my dad is 63. I have cared for him the last 4+ years & in the year just gone he has declined fast to the level of no speech unless prompted & can not walk very well etc etc. He runs me ragged on all levels but we have some laughs on the way.
     
  2. Kayla

    Kayla Registered User

    May 14, 2006
    621
    Kent
    A new bit of background

    Hi Jolt,
    Welcome to TP. You seem to be coping really well with your Dad's dementia. Do you have a chance of a break sometimes? Some people go to a Day Centre or have respite care so their carers can go on holiday. My mother has been in a nursing home for seven months now following a fall and a fractured hip. Before that she was coping well in an ordinary care home. She was vague but still able to carry on a sensible conversation. Now she can get very confused and depressed although I think she is finally settling down in her home.
    Take care,
    from Kayla
     
  3. jolt

    jolt Registered User

    May 28, 2006
    6
    Bradford
    Thanks

    Hi Kayla, Hope your mum settles down well very soon! My dad has his first day care centre on monday just getting more help arranged now, he needs someone with him all the time now if he falls he can not get back up on his own. I have not been on holiday for ages on my own, I have taken my dad with me. take care Jolt
     
  4. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    jolt, just wanted to send you a special hug.

    It must be hard dealing with your dad. He sounds very like my dear Lionel.

    Love,
     

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  5. jolt

    jolt Registered User

    May 28, 2006
    6
    Bradford
    Thank you connie,
    If we are in the same boat, they keep you on your toes.
    All the best Jolt
     

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