Poll: The person who has dementia is your.....?

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Resources' started by Brucie, Nov 29, 2007.

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The person who has dementia is your ..... ?

  1. They are your daughter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. They are your son

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. They are your wife/female partner

    10 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. They are your husband/male partner

    30 vote(s)
    16.8%
  5. They are your mother/mother-in-law

    89 vote(s)
    49.7%
  6. They are your father/father-in-law

    36 vote(s)
    20.1%
  7. They are your grandmother or great grandmother

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  8. They are your grandfather or great grandfather

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  9. They are your friend

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  10. They are another relation, eg uncle/aunt/cousin

    7 vote(s)
    3.9%
  1. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Here is the second of the new polls.

    This time the question is: "The person who has dementia is your... [son/daughter/mother/father/etc]"

    N.B. it is NOT "what relation are YOU to the person who has dementia".

    I have centred it on the person who has dementia, not the carer.
     
  2. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Do you think it will change the statistics in any way?
     
  3. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    #3 Brucie, Nov 29, 2007
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2007
    No, but it is important that people who do the poll understand exactly what it means and I was simply clarifying... :)

    The way I originally posed it, before posting it, there was room for confusion [that's my speciality, sowing confusion]

    The wording was not to emphasise any priority, but to clarify.
     
  4. 117katie

    117katie Guest

    Could None of the Above be extended above in the listing, to include Aunt or Uncle?

    I wanted to vote earlier but Other didn't really seem to fit, because my Aunt is my Mum's sister, and my Aunt was there the day I was born, so I found it difficult to include her as "Other"!!

    Yes, I know I have trouble in that department, but she is more than Other to me!#

    Katie:):eek::p
     
  5. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Katie

    only 10 options are possible, but I have amended the last one to be more specific.

    If there are other people who fall outside what I have specified, then people can post a reply in the thread and we can change the poll next time we run it.
     
  6. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    I'm surprised that we have had so few responses to this poll! I replied and I've not exactly been a prolific poster lately. Maybe it is because it is less noticeable in this section, although it is obviously the appropriate section for it.
     
  7. 117katie

    117katie Guest

    I Too Am Surprised

    ...Am also surprised by the few responses, and by the fact that I am the only one with an Aunt/Uncle/Cousin ....

    don't know what we can do about that ... but I will think on!

    Maybe something like BOLD HIGHLIGHTING ... CAN YOU DO SOUND ALERTS in some way to announce OR EVEN TRUMPET a new POLL?? I know that once upon a time our online webmail used to announce or rather TRUMPET the arrival of a new email. But they then changed that for some unknown reason.

    SOUND "PING" might work. Don't know NUFFINK about it, but live in hope, as do we all!!

    Katie
     
  8. irises

    irises Registered User

    Dec 12, 2007
    1
    Minnesota, USA
    This is new to me!

    The person who has dementia is my mother, she was diagosed last week and now lives with me.
     
  9. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hello Irises, and welcome.

    Guess it may be a mite cold in Minnesota right now - I was in Mineapolis/St Paul some years ago and it was freezing.

    Please feel free to ask about anything you may wonder about in the area of dementia. Talking Point is based in the UK, so some support services may be different, but dementia knows no national boundaries, so the experience will be recognised by someone here.
     
  10. jmichaelhamilto

    jmichaelhamilto Registered User

    Jan 13, 2008
    4
    Kelso, Scottish Borders
    Poll

    The person who has dementia (Pick's Disease: rare: 1:100,000 new cases each year) is my wife aged 57. Best wishes to all. Michael.
     
  11. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Michael, welcome to TP.

    My husband has PPA, which is a variant of Pick's, also extremely rare. But your wife is so young, it must be very difficult for you.

    Please post on the advice forum and tell us more about yourself, you'll find lots of support here.
     
  12. Midnight

    Midnight Registered User

    Mar 19, 2008
    2
    North Cornwall
    My Dad is my relative with dementia .... he's 76.
     
  13. Judy Lough

    Judy Lough Registered User

    Mar 28, 2008
    3
    Scotland
    Olease help. My sister lives (alone in Harrow) and I am in Edinburgh , Scotland. How can I help at such a distance?
     
  14. Judy Lough

    Judy Lough Registered User

    Mar 28, 2008
    3
    Scotland
    Help

    My sister lives in Harrow. I am in Scotland. Help, please, with local Harrow people. :(:(
     
  15. JoanneDJR

    JoanneDJR Registered User

    Oct 11, 2006
    3
    Hi I'm new

    Hello everyone, I'm new on here.
    My Dad has Alzheimers. I am one of a large collection of children, but the closet one. I find it hard to help because my parents team up on everything even not spending little bits of time apart to give each other a break when they both so clearly need it and depsite being part of a large family they don't seem to confide in anyone else or ask for help when they need it.

    Trying my best to balance offering help, wading in and backing off.:eek: Anyone have the tips to give on the art of parenting your parents???
     
  16. desperado

    desperado Registered User

    Apr 7, 2008
    42
    Lancashire England
    I care for my mother who is 89 years old. Only had it diagnosed last week (although suspected for some years) so still floundering a bit.
     
  17. mrennie25@btint

    mrennie25@btint Registered User

    Apr 18, 2008
    7
    glasgow
    sad day

    :( live with my mother in law moved in a year ago to look after her she has alzheimers has had this for four years now its was getting to much for us when we had our own home so we moved in with her to look after her full time but the alzhemiers is now wasteing her away she isant the same person she was she is getting more angry with her self because she cant do things any more i just wish i could take this away for her my husband and myself do all her care and my two kids help out as well the doctors have took her of her medication because it wasnt working any more we get hard days and easy ones i like the ones when you can fet through the whole day without her falling out with us but ther isnt many of them now she was a very active woman who was never in out all the time now she dosent go any where she will only go out if she is going out with us days are hard we dont get much help and other family members dont seem to want to know there answer is a home which make me angry
     
  18. Deexox

    Deexox Registered User

    Jul 28, 2008
    14
    My granda he's 84
     
  19. Annalisa

    Annalisa Registered User

    Jul 28, 2008
    8
    Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
    My Grandma is 87 and lives in sheltered accommodation alone at the moment. She has a Social Services carer and my mum lives 5 minutes away and provies most of her care. I live 90 minutes away and feel guilty that I can't do enough :(
     

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