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.

  1. merlin

    merlin Registered User

    Aug 2, 2006
    139
    Surrey
    How do I add a permanent saying or quotation to the end of my messages, or are moderators only allowed to do so?

    Merlin
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,143
    Kent
    Hello Merlin

    Click on Quick Links on the green bar at the top of the page.
    Scroll down to User Control Panel
    On the left side of the page scroll down to `Edit Signature`
    In the box you can insert your saying or quotation but make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page and Save Signature.
     
  3. merlin

    merlin Registered User

    Aug 2, 2006
    139
    Surrey
    Hi Grannie G

    Thanks for the information. I shall now try to do it although with my usual incompetence I doubt it will work. It did!!

    Merlin
     
  4. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Hi Merlin, well done.

    Just love your tag line. So apt sometimes.
     
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,143
    Kent
    Well done Merlin. :)
     
  6. merlin

    merlin Registered User

    Aug 2, 2006
    139
    Surrey
    Thank you both for your comments

    Having had an unsatisfactory goodnight at the home with my wife who hadn't responded, a drive home in the dark to an empty house feeling about as low as you can get, I then heard this line in a song on the radio and it really hit the spot.

    Merlin
     
  7. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,143
    Kent
    So sorry Merlin.
    No one can win with this illness. We`re either worn down with 24/7 caring or worn out from unsatisfactory visiting.
     
  8. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Try to stay positive Merlin. It is about the best we can do.

    Can sympathise with the 'goodnight' from visiting and then the dark drive to an empty house, but I guess we are lucky still to have someone to visit and cherish.

    Thinking of you.
     
  9. julieann15

    julieann15 Registered User

    Jun 13, 2008
    2,012
    Leicestershire
    #9 julieann15, Nov 5, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
    Hi Merlin
    Not yet been where you are as mum is in the CH and is responsive. I find the evenings hard too. I may have a lovely daughter and two wonderful sons but when they are in bed the house seems so quiet(my husband works away in Cheshire Monday to Friday). there is nearly always someone on here so even if you just want a chat please post- I believe there is a thread in the tea room called "how has your day been?"
    Please don't feel as though you are alone- you are not

    Love Julie xx
     
  10. merlin

    merlin Registered User

    Aug 2, 2006
    139
    Surrey
    Thank you all for your sentiments, I feel better already.

    Merlin
     

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