Hi Jennifer, thanks, when my mum was first diagnosed, my mum took GB with her aricept and vit. b complex, my dad was a pharmacist, but passed away two months after my mum was diagnosed back in March 2003, we kept up the gb and b complex for afew months after and then did not use, I wouldn't put her back on gb again without first speaking to our gp.jenniferpa said:My mother always swore by Ginko Biloba, and there's no doubt, up until her sequence of strokes, she was more on the ball than 98% of the population. I do think it's important to recognise though that just because something is "herbal" doesn't mean it can't have interactions with prescribed medication. GB for example acts as a blood thinner, so it probably wouldn't be a good ides to take it with another one.
Incidentally, regarding your question on the other thread with reference to EPAs. I think a lot depends on how separate your financial lives are. If your mother had a property that needed to be sold, for example, and she needed to go into care, without an EPA or a recievership you wouldn't be able to sell it.
You know I never thought what would happen,if something happened to me, but you are so right. My mum has a a number of bothers and sisters, but still. You know as crazey as it might sound, but I had never heard of an epa until I joined this board, though if we have joint savings/investments that either one of us can sell or take out, i.e. an either or signature, I assume I could withdraw?jenniferpa said:If you think your mother is aware enough to understand, you should download the appropriate forms from the guardianship website and fill them out. You may never need to use them, but better to be safe than sorry. I think it's particularly important if there is no one who could take up the reigns, so to speak, in the event that something happened to you, as someone pointed out in the other thread. You say you could pay for care from savings, but if it got to the point that your mother was incompetant, how would you withdraw any savings that were in her name?