1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    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.

Our Beautiful dad has Alzheimer's

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by scullet, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. scullet

    scullet New member

    Jan 10, 2019
    8
    Hi All

    Our beautiful dad aged 76 has just been diagnosed having Alzheimer's. This is so devastating to say the least! We Just dont know where to go or what to do?? Myself mum and sisters are there but are there any support groups?? He also needs his ears testing . Can anyone advise ?? Thank you xx
     
  2. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
    5,728
    Male
    Bristol
    Hullo and welcome to TP, scullet. Sorry your dad has Alzheimer's, it is hard to take and to deal with, but you will find support and advice here from others who are fighting similar problems. The link https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/find-support-near-you will take you to local support and help. The carers trust also run carers support meetings and your nearest centre can be found at https://carers.org/.
    Ear testing depends on how he will react to the audiologist, but I find with my OH when she gets her eyes tested that the optician is very patient and repeats every test gently when I tell him she has vascular dementia and may get confused.
     
  3. Grahamstown

    Grahamstown Registered User

    Jan 12, 2018
    1,252
    East of England
    It is absolutely devastating to receive this diagnosis and my heart goes out to you but you are not alone, so many of us have had that experience. Support on Talking Point is so helpful and I hope it will give you heart to help him best. The GP should be able to refer him for his ears and the main thing is to have someone with him to explain if necessary both to the staff, about any difficulties he might have and to him what is happening.
     
  4. scullet

    scullet New member

    Jan 10, 2019
    8
    Thank you xx
     

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