1. Reflection

    Reflection Registered User

    Feb 25, 2015
    10
    Mum diagnosed with AD in July. Have applied for and am about to fill in the AA forms. Any advise please.
     
  2. loveahug

    loveahug Registered User

    Nov 28, 2012
    1,071
    Moved to Leicester
    Just the oft repeated advice - be brutally honest, tell it at its worst when/if you're not there to support, and don't hold back so include all the gory details! After reading mum's application I got a phone call to double check a couple of points and the lady who called said 'gosh I feel for everyone in this situation, it's all so sad for everyone' and somehow that made me feel better about the things I'd written.

    Sending you good luck wishes and lots of hugs x
     
  3. Risa

    Risa Registered User

    Apr 13, 2015
    483
    Essex
    #3 Risa, Oct 8, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015
    Don't just tick the box - fill in the boxes with loads of information and really hammer home what your Mum can't do anymore. If your Mum has someone looking after her, there is space for them to put their views and I made sure I put Dad's comments, reiterating how much he had to do and how he was struggling (he is 80 and at the time of completing it was recovery from surgery).

    Don't worry if you think you keep repeating yourself, I went with the view that too much information was better than too little. Good luck with it.
     
  4. balloo

    balloo Registered User

    Sep 21, 2013
    227
    northamptonshire
    I had the DWP come out and fill it in for my MIL he was very good no problems but put worst case eg if she needs help in toileting put that.
     
  5. Reflection

    Reflection Registered User

    Feb 25, 2015
    10
    Thank you all.
     

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