1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    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.

  1. JanScots

    JanScots Registered User

    Dec 29, 2015
    12
    Positive news for today.... I took Mum to her first session of a Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Group (ten week course) which was held at a local hotel (organised through the NHS Memory Clinic), and fingers crossed despite her reservations, she really enjoyed it. This is something she goes to by herself, (I take her)... but what I got out of it was when I was waiting to pick her up I got talking to other carers of their parents/partners and next week while they are all at their next session, we are going to go and have a coffee.... it was wonderful to speak to them as we are all in the same boat. Also the one thing I did realise today, (which I did not get before) is Mum is struggling now she is on the other side of the table as in years past she was me..... with both her parents, an elderly cousin, my Dad (who died of cancer) and up until five years ago her second husband who has passed away but was in a home for a couple of years before this happened... I thought she was struggling with being in a group as she was always so independent and did not do shopping/coffee mornings etc. as her life was running her Business with my Dad...... How wrong was I.... It sure is a learning curve of understanding...
     
  2. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,740
    That sounds great - and the course sounds very good too.
    I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean about being on the other side of the table, would you mind explaining again - i'm not at my brightest these days but I really like to understand where people are 'coming from' or 'going to'
     
  3. Amy in the US

    Amy in the US Registered User

    Feb 28, 2015
    4,624
    USA
    Jan, that's great news! A little socializing with others in a similar situation sounds like a great idea.

    Fizzie, Jan can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think what she is saying is that her mother used to be a carer herself for her parents and cousin and husband, but is now the one who needs to be cared for.

    Oh, that's not as clear as what was in my head. Maybe Jan had better straighten us both out!
     

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