1. The big R

    The big R Registered User

    Feb 10, 2017
    1
    North Somerset
    My wife thinks that she lives in Emmerdale. Also talks to the newsreaders as if they are with her in the room.
     
  2. Josh60

    Josh60 Registered User

    Feb 27, 2018
    50
    Male
    Sheffield
    My wife who has Alzheimer's talks to the TV and she thinks that the actors can hear het, she also offers them biscuits cakes ect. At first it used to worry me but now I just let it happen as I come to realise that it's all part of this terrible disease. Just let it happen and accept it's all part of his problem.
     
  3. TNJJ

    TNJJ Registered User

    May 7, 2019
    613
    Female
    cornwall
    Thanks. I have got used to it now.
     
  4. daveb378

    daveb378 New member

    Jun 3, 2018
    3
    This is not in response to any other item in discussion at present on this forum.
    Just to make more people aware that eligibility criteria for being granted a "blue badge" changed at the beginning of September and in addition to people with physical needs, it now also includes people suffering from dementia or Alzheimers.I applied 10 days ago and received my badge this morning.It was so easy and would recommend anybody to put in an application.
     
  5. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,614
    My mum is hostile at times, sadly as the dementia progresses she’s becoming softer towards me. Even concerned at times.... it’s bittersweet to see the decline but lovely not to be on the end of the hostilities!
    Sending (((((((Hugs))))))))
    X
     
  6. Saith

    Saith Registered User

    Feb 4, 2017
    1
    Hi
    My husband talks to people on TV all the time , sometimes argues with them too, He is always telling me that they come into his house without permission and it’s not right.
    There is nothing else he can do except watching TV.
    With the weather being good I take him for short walks but I am dreading the winter
     
  7. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,614
    The darker days are difficult for PWD, thank goodness for classic fm. Music provides some balm.
     
  8. stillupset

    stillupset Registered User

    Jul 28, 2016
    1
    My mum used to become very angry with people on TV, wave her walking stick at them, and tell them to get out of the house. Initially I took her around the back of the set to show that nobody was there, but of course she wasn’t convinced, so the set had to stay off until she went to bed. Unfortunately she wouldn’t stay there for long.
     
  9. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,614
    So mirrors, reflections & tv trigger Mum, but only when she’s exhausted. So important for proper rest periods, the improvement is short term but vital.
    So I am backing off again from Dads care in the care home & sadly to get the help he now needs I have to allow absences see that without my input he spirals!

    How cruel is this system!
     
  10. TNJJ

    TNJJ Registered User

    May 7, 2019
    613
    Female
    cornwall
    Yep.Basically what I have done with dad.
    I think mums heart failure has progressed now to stage 4 as she is getting confused and is now cyonisied.

    Refuses to see doc .I cannot persuade her.She doesn’t have dementia.I feel like a boomerang sometimes.
     
  11. Jo Sutton

    Jo Sutton Registered User

    Jul 8, 2016
    215
    Surrey
    Mum can no longer distinguish the difference between the TV and reality, but it's difficult because she isn't really capable of doing anything other than sitting in front of the TV all day. Adverts and links confuse her, but I thought I had found the solution when we got a TV that takes USB sticks. I could put a whole load of carefully selected films on it for her, make sure they all had subtitles and that they didn't contain too much 'jeopardy'.

    But like so many people on here, I have to be more and more careful what I let her watch, and the list is getting smaller and smaller. For example - she loves Harry Potter. Great! I could put the whole set of films on for her and she could happily watch them all day. Then she started getting distressed at the later ones, so I limited it to the first four. But now she even gets upset at the basilisk in number two, so can only watch the first one.

    Old fifties musicals, period drama series and gentle fairytales are good - Nanny McPhee, The Princess Diaries - and old black and whites, so long as they have happy endings. But she still thinks it's all happening in her house.

    She seriously told me that she was married to Arnold Schwarzenegger at one point ... she was watching True Lies, of course :D

    And yes, like so many of you it affects her mood at bedtime. I have to be very careful which part of any given film she is watching when the carers turn up, otherwise she can get into a foul mood.

    But it really helps to know that so many of you understand, and that this isn't unusual. We adapt, we cope and we get on with it ...

    Hugs

    Jo xx
     

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