1. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Ahh bless


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  2. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Ahh bless you Pam, I think we all have difficulties at times and it's so good to have TP where we can lift each other up :) it's a beautiful morning and the Suns out , always makes things a little easier! Can't wait for spring and summer xxxxx


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  3. minxie

    minxie Registered User

    Dec 29, 2014
    10
    Hi disi,
    The tablets are called AMITRIPTYLINE 10MG and my husband takes 2 every night around 8.30pm and falls to sleep around 10pm ish? and wakes at 6am.
    He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 50 years old he is now 55 and is very psychically active in the day,so not sure if this helps him sleep age etc:
    He has got much worse last few months,and nights were terrible like many I read on here!! so the tablets are a god send.
    I hope you can get help and support.
    Thinking of you both xxx
     
  4. suelou

    suelou Registered User

    Mar 22, 2014
    5
    Manchester
    N ew phase

    My husband also sleeps with his clothes on and takes his shoes off. He will not have a bath or a shower so I have resorted to using baby wipes as often as possible. He is very repetitive and has been asking me constantly when it will be 5pm - this is absolutely driving me mad!!!!
     
  5. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Hello Suelo this is awful what we are having to put up with, how we cope l do not know, but we do, if l tell my hubby what to do he gets really cross and aggressive, l am his enermy instead of the faithful and loving wife of 50yrs. I understand what you are going through.
     
  6. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Just to let you all know l am having such a wonderful relaxing time, our son has taken his father away for 3 days, l have just had a good nights sleep only woke once. We have only had 5nights without each other in 50yrs, l can not believe how l feel it is such a relief to have time on my own, going to play in a bowls match today, tomorrow out for lunch with a girlfriend. Hubby back on Tues.
     
  7. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    How wonderful Pam :) John plays bowls too . Here's to a great time , enjoying the match and all the social events going with it ! Have fantastic 3 days xx


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  8. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Thank you chick hope it doesn't go too quick.
     
  9. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,901
    Female
    Dundee
    Excellent. Enjoy your 'me' time. x
     
  10. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Thank you Izzy today has been so good, my son has just phoned me, he said to his father l wonder how mum is getting on, he said she has been dead for yrs, it upset him!! My son said Dad is so happy but he is hard work he was up all night, hope he has the courage to take him away again
     
  11. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,725
    North Somerset
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend, panamm.

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  12. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Thank you thruth24 l am enjoying the break, its so strange that l don't miss him, can't sleep, slept well last night, my body clock is probably back to not sleeping mode,
     
  13. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,859
    Kent
    I know exactly how you feel pamann, the relief at having time to yourself, just a bit of space to choose is tremendous.

    Perhaps if your son finds it too difficult to offer you another break you might consider respite care.

    I wouldn't hear of it until one of my friends suggested it might help my husband to get used to accepting a different presence , just in case I became ill and had to think of more permanent care.

    This actually happened to us and my husband settled into his care home with only teething problems. From then after he was as contented as he 'd been for year.
     
  14. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Thank you Grannie G my son now lives with us weekdays, he has a mobile home near the coast, he goes there weekends, so decided to take his father to give me a break, hubby has been so happy, he has been up most of the night showering and shaving like at home, our son is managing him ok, l feel so much better the break has been wonderful going out today with a girlfriend for lunch, l feel so awful that l have not missed him
     
  15. balloo

    balloo Registered User

    Sep 21, 2013
    227
    northamptonshire
    Zopiclone was what our dr put mother in law on as she was wondering at night around the house 1 or 2 tablets.dr did say may make her dementia worse but dont think its that thinks its just getting worse.
    sorry no advise
     
  16. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Good morning Pam just wanted to wish you a lovely last day of your respite . The sun is out specially for you xx


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  17. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Hello chick just posted on your thread must have been posting at the same time
     
  18. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Hoping you are ok love?! Good luck for tomorrow ! Thinking of you xxx


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  19. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,725
    North Somerset
    So sorry to read your post Panamm and hope you get some help from tomorrow's meeting. Will be thinking of you.

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  20. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Thank you so much for you concern, l have been to the dentist this morning, then spent 3hrs in the garden, me time hubby indoors walking from room to room, not happy as normally l take him out every day, son here with me so l am ok, not looking forward to tomorrow, will let you know how we get on, hope l can get some sleep tonight, hope your day has been good
     

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