1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. Acco

    Acco Registered User

    Oct 3, 2011
    228
    No not the alcohol, although I love a touch of Bai...s C in my coffee first thing.
    Today, I took my wife out in her wheelchair. It is the fourth time we have used it for getting out and it is amazing how each time her spirits have been lifted - bright and responsive (in her own way, of course), happy and more active (within her limitations). And her raised spirits lasted for some hours after returning home, even to the extent she walked more positively and completed a greater number of steps, although still supported by me. As for me, whacked, aching back, but refreshed and happy that Pat has enjoyed each outing in her new buggy. I hope for many more days of reasonable weather so we can both get some fresh air, lifted spirits, and some exercise (of more usual type!) for me. I hope you, too, can have periods like this :).
     
  2. Quilty

    Quilty Registered User

    Aug 28, 2014
    1,056
    GLASGOW
    Happy for you

    I hope you have lots more happy days like this. Its the small things that matter,:)
     
  3. Lovely to hear. May there be many more such trips for you both to enjoy together. x
     
  4. Soobee

    Soobee Registered User

    Aug 22, 2009
    2,734
    South
    It's always lovely to read things like this. thanks for posting.
     
  5. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,659
    North West
    Yes, it's great that you feel so positive. I think that when you reach certain points in 'the journey' you can sometimes be pleasantly surprised by new possibilities that present themselves. I am so sad that my wife can no longer walk in the way that we've been able to until quite recently but I found a combi walker/travel chair and now I can relax a bit as we can't get caught out too far from home when she suddenly becomes floppy because I know I can wheel her home - provided I recognise the signs in time, otherwise it's a bit of a juggle to manage the move from standing to sitting!
     
  6. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Oh, that's lovely, Acco. What a beautiful positive from you. Hope it lasts throughout the summer, at least. Maybe even into the autumn if we get a warm one :)

    Good for you :)
     
  7. Yasmine

    Yasmine Registered User

    Apr 9, 2015
    12
    That's good to hear. :) Savor all these little moments they're priceless!
     
  8. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    Really happy to read your positive post.
     
  9. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,594
    Kent
    I think it's wonderful Acco, at this stage to still be able to enjoy an outing together. O
     

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