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. maggie123

    maggie123 Registered User

    Jan 20, 2012
    16
    Any suggestions please to stop my husband falling out of bed almost daily and also waking 3-4 times every night. As only carer am at my wits end. He is a dementia suffer.
     
  2. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,535
    North East England
    Hi Maggie - not sure about the waking problem (I have that myself and find it difficult to overcome) but as for falling out of bed, have you tried a bed guard of some sort - or would it be possible to push the bed up against the wall maybe?
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,718
    Female
    Dundee
    Would this kind of grab rail help at all. My husband has one to help him stand up from the bed but it might be enough to stop a fall out of bed. This isn't the one he has as he uses a hospital bed. The one he has is fitted to the hospital bed. It's the same idea though.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Support-Han...&qid=1445805502&sr=8-6&keywords=bed+grab+rail

    Have you any contact with an occupational therapist. We got the grab rail from Bill's OT.

    I can't help with the disturbed sleep though. That seems to be something many of us are trying to cope with.
     
  4. AlsoConfused

    AlsoConfused Registered User

    Sep 17, 2010
    1,958
    I'm hazy on the names of the various different payments but know there's a higher rate for one of them (Attendance Allowance?) if the person being cared for gets up at night. Are you claiming this plse?

    The extra money may be enough to pay for overnight care occasionally so you can catch up on your sleep. I can't imagine how dreadful it must be to be woken every night and to sleep very lightly because of worrying about the cared for person's safety.
     
  5. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,718
    Female
    Dundee

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