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. betty2076

    betty2076 New member

    Feb 21, 2018
    5
    My mum is going crazy. Dad has FTD and Alzheimers. His OCD's are in overdrive with constant hoarding and doing jobs (including painting the neighbours wall - took us hours to scrape it off). We cant leave him alone at all now.

    Last night he switched the TV channels over 82 times. Hes on sertraline and memontine I think its called. Hes very fit, eats everything. My poor mum is worn out and has no quality of life herself., Help ?
     
  2. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,531
    Female
    South coast
    Time to get some extra help?
    Would he go to day care which might be able to direct his activities and give your mum a rest?
     
  3. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
    5,910
    Male
    Bristol
    I agree with Canary, @betty2076. A care needs assessment for your dad and a carers assessment for your mum are needed urgently. Social Services can then point your parents towards a day centre or a sitting / befriending service to take some of the strain off your mum. There is a day centre in Bristol which has many activities and takes people with dementia, which would be handy for your dad, so hopefully there should be something similar where your parents are.
     

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