• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March 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.

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Sarasa

Registered User
Apr 13, 2018
867
Phew @ebas, it sounds like somebody understands the situation. Hope the meeting goes well on Monday and you can be there to put your opinions across.
 

ebas

Registered User
Aug 8, 2019
72
There isn't gong to be a meeting on Monday now as the psychiatrist is monitoring him.My OH is still stripping in the middle of the night & early on Fridaymorning he took out the metal bed frame at the bottom of the bed & today he wouldn't have sheets on his bed & was lying on an unmade bed with his head on the pillows quite happy.He was really pleased to see me.I have been told they won't discharge him until the medication is working.Just hope they keep their promise.At least I feel that they are taking my worries seriously & I feel I am being listened to by the nursing staff.
 

ebas

Registered User
Aug 8, 2019
72
I’m glad you’re being listened to @ebas
Have just heard from the social worker.He is to have a nursing assessment & chc.There will then be a Decision Support Tool Meeting.I have no idea what will happen then.I suppose it depends on the results
 

ebas

Registered User
Aug 8, 2019
72
Just an update. It was decided at the meeting that my OH needed to have 24 hour care & he went into a Dementia Nursing Home last Monday. I have been to see him & he looked very poorly. Still in bed at 11am but decided to get up at 12.15pm.I fetched the carer & then left.Haven't been today but will go tomorrow. I'm going to take the advice of many people on this forum & go & see him before lunch as they don't allow visitors during mealtimes. Just hoping he settles OK. I could easily have brought him home yesterday but I know through being on my own for the past few weeks there is no way I could cope with him now.
 

Banjomansmate

Registered User
Jan 13, 2019
1,482
Dorset
Now you know exactly where you stand and that your husband is in the best place for his long term care. You can still care for him but in a different way to when he was at home. Hopefully he will settle and you can enjoy your visits with him by taking in little treats etc.