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. sunlover

    sunlover Registered User

    Dec 6, 2011
    54
    Today family looked after hubby whilst I went out.On collecting him daughter was very cross with me as she said her Dad said I never tell him what we are doing,I explained last night and twice this morning when I mentioned to him daughter was cross he said it was a joke.On returning home he wanted to phone her but I know the words would not come out.Am very upset so just needed to talk!
     
  2. malc

    malc Registered User

    take it with a pinch of salt,my wife always tells the kids i've not fed her or made her a coffee,but the difference is my kids know it's the alzheimer's because they are fully aware of the ins and outs of the disease and they know i wouldn't do such a thing.surely your daughter should know you well enough and be aware enough to understand it's the illness talking.
     
  3. sunlover

    sunlover Registered User

    Dec 6, 2011
    54
    Thank you it's lovely to have someone to talk to ,feel so much better!
     
  4. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    Your family will soon learn to discount the fibs. Mine did and always look to me for corroboration
     
  5. malc

    malc Registered User

    your welcome
     
  6. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    2,333
    Pontypool
    Surely your daughter must realise that there is little or no short term memory? I tell my husband about plans but he either doesn't remember or thinks whatever it is is going to happen straight away. Then we have hours of 'are we going now'. It's easier to tell him just before something is due to happen. Do sympathise it's so hard.


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  7. goodtotalkC

    goodtotalkC Registered User

    May 2, 2015
    7
    timings.

    Yes I am finding it better to tell my OH the morning we are going anywhere different as I I tell him before he wakes up more worried than usual ( AND HE WAKES UP WORRIED DAILY!) He has not much concept of time anyway. So I just say ` you have plenty of time to walk down and get the paper and come home` then we will get ready. He does accuse me of not telling him anything, but I think its less stressful for him.
     

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