newly diagnosed

Discussion in 'I have dementia' started by seagull50, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. kingybell

    kingybell Registered User

    Feb 3, 2015
    115
    I would say tell people from my mil experience she is in denial and has lost friends because she can't keep appointments or she forgets to meet them.
    You will not be alone if you tell people your situation it may not be dementia it could be other things such as stress.
    I'm sure you have some close friends who'll keep an eye out for you. If you feel truely alone how about calling the admiral team or joining a club.
    Social services are also very helpful.
     
  2. vonvonvon

    vonvonvon Registered User

    Mar 1, 2015
    21
    Hi Roses
    I'm on my own, my only daughter lives hour & half away. If it is a confirmed diagnosis I would say to make sure you get back up from somewhere, my memory clinic offers a memory nurse ( I am currently waiting a referral to him/her).
    I wasn't offered any sort of support after the first diagnosis & am currently finding life quite tough.
    it seems to be the same old story, support is there but you may have to ask for it, push for it even.
    check online for Admiral nurses in your area, I understand they are good
    Take care
     
  3. Yasmine

    Yasmine Registered User

    Apr 9, 2015
    12
    Happy to hear you're having better times. Having a good laugh and letting yourself be human is essential. Make the most of it!
     
  4. Suzanna1969

    Suzanna1969 Registered User

    Mar 28, 2015
    346
    Essex
    You need to complain about that. I used to work at a job centre some years ago and I'm appalled to read this. The fact that she was the one who answered your call means she should be used to dealing with people who have a variety of conditions and should have had training to do this. I know complaining about things when you are already reeling from your diagnosis is not an appealing prospect but I would urge you to do this. Write to the manager of the job centre, even if you can't remember the person's name they should be able to identify who you spoke to using the time and date.

    God the more I think about your post the angrier I am getting. And bless you Seagull you are posting just fine and are coming across as anything but stupid.

    Where is this job centre? I'm going down there! Fetch me my angry trousers!!! :mad:
     

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