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redsquirrel

Registered User
Jun 14, 2014
8
My mother is in desperate need of some help adjusting to my dads dementia. He has been in a home for about two years and has deteriorated dramatically. We are at a palliative care stage with him. My mum is on the verge of a breakdown and our focus now lies with her. Who can we turn to? Do we go to our GP and explain the situation? We were unsure of what was out there in terms of help. We need a professional not a coffee morning with well meaning relatives, I think we are beyond this stage now.
 

Adcat

Registered User
Jun 15, 2014
287
London
My mother is in desperate need of some help adjusting to my dads dementia. He has been in a home for about two years and has deteriorated dramatically. We are at a palliative care stage with him. My mum is on the verge of a breakdown and our focus now lies with her. Who can we turn to? Do we go to our GP and explain the situation? We were unsure of what was out there in terms of help. We need a professional not a coffee morning with well meaning relatives, I think we are beyond this stage now.
Hi Redsquirrel,
Get the GP involved ASAP assuming your mother is happy. The GP will have a referral service and will be able to do a holistic assessment.
Take care x
 

fizzie

Registered User
Jul 20, 2011
2,730
Agree GP is definitely first stop but if you are at palliative care stage are the hospice involved at all? Are they advising on palliative care with their outreach services? If so then they often offer very good counselling services both pre and post bereavement
 

nitram

Registered User
Apr 6, 2011
19,915
North Manchester
Also try Admiral Nurses

"Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give expert practical and emotional care and support for family carers, as well as the person with dementia. They work in the community, in care homes, in hospices and in a variety of other settings."

https://www.dementiauk.org/how-we-help/find-local-admiral-nurse-team/

If you are lucky they may have a presence in your area, but failing that they have an excellent phone support service.