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. Mjaqmac

    Mjaqmac Registered User

    Mar 13, 2004
    939
    Has anyone heard of a book called The Selfish Pig's Guide to Caring?
    Apparantly it is very funny but also informative. I haven't read it yet but it's available on Amazon.
    The guy whom wrote it is a carer and he calls his loved one P.I.G.L.E.T
    it stands for Person I give love and endless therapy too! I thought that was really funny. We all have our own little herd of piglets here!
    My piglet is a bit brighter today and I am a woman on a respite mission.
    Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye.
    Bombs away chaps.

    Love, Magic (slowly losing all grip on reality. AGAIN!)
     
  2. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Magic,

    Great and wonderful news about your respite!!!

    This sounds like my kinda book too.

    Jude xx
     
  3. susie

    susie Registered User

    Nov 30, 2003
    82
    shropshire
    Selfish Pig's guide to caring.

    Hi everyone
    I'm just working my way through the book and it's given me a few giggles. At last a book written by someone who's going through all the ups and downs of caring! It doesn't offer solutions, just ways of reacting to problems that cause less stress to you, the carer. He's gone down the "I feel like pushing my piglet down the stairs as i Can't take anymore" days and survived and it's made me think but it takes a lot for me to keep biting my tongue and smiling sweetly when you get asked for the umpteenth time what to do with the cheese grater and cheese! I've often felt tempted to tell David where to put it but as I'ts a big square one it would be counterproductive as
    1: He'd probably try it as he doesn't reason anymore
    2: my stress levels would be even higher with the dash to A & E!!!!!
    Try the book out there really knows exactly how you feel!
     

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