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Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by malomm, Oct 10, 2015.
Yes, this is exactly how I feel too.
Right, so I'm supposed to look after my aged mother in my home?
Oh, hang on, My OH & I are considered elderly (67 & 71) , so presumably, our son should take us in + my 94 yr old mother.
His adult children can't afford their own homes, what with zero hour contracts & minimum wage.
Wonder if Mr Hunt is planning TARDIS houses as yet another nonsensical idea?
Ooh, and will the ill only be ill during the day, or will the Au pair have to have living accommodation too?
Squeeze in a couple of spinster great-aunts while you're at it, why not?
The good news, Lin - according to my GP - is that you are not considered to be elderly until the age of 75
On the strength of that CG, I'll just go for a run round the block
At nearly 87, I suppose I shall soon have to accept the ‘elderly’ label. I shall not ‘go gentle into that good night’, and shall ‘burn and rave at the close of day’, deriving as much pleasure as I can from being a grumpy old git. I have no intention of moving in with either of my two offspring, even in the unlikely event that they would offer to have me! Perish the thought! And perish Mr. Hunt as well.
Ha ha! That put a smile on my face and believe me, I'm trying really hard NOT to smile today.
My views on the subject too, Gringo.
It isn't that I don't want to be a rock round my oldest son's neck...wicked part of me likes the idea of pay-back. (it's a joke but only half a one )
No...it's that as MUCH as I love him...I'm always happy when he goes home and he skips off home as happy as a bairn on the way to an ice-cream van with a pocket full of pennies.
We like our own space, my son and I...apple of me eye didn't fall far from the tree.
Please please please send this post, just as it is, to the Daily Mail letters page!
Jeremy Hunt is a ********. Like so many who pontificate so piously about the elderly, he evidently hasn't a bloody clue about dementia.
I'm right behind you Lin. A long, long way behind you
I've done it!No expectation that they will publish but who knows!
Great! Fingers crossed.
Cor! You're braver than me, malomn. I saw this a few days ago and didn't have the guts to share it. Glad you did, tho'.
How does this geezer think that type of care is going to be paid for? Who supplies the minimum wage? How long for?
Is he completely out of his box?
Not being brave, just angry and indignant at the ignorance shown by the majority of politicians etc. where dementia is concerned-
Notwithstanding, also, that our loved ones don't like strangers in their homes, and we have to all live with that fallout constantly...
Thinks these people who know it all should be put in a room with a recording of what caring looks like. All of it. No respite for them for six months! No leaving the room. Just made to watch. Then, they can comment!
Sorry Mal. I'm soapboxing
My brother has just sent me a message to say he saw my letter in the Daily Mail!
Jeremy Hunt is praising the Chinese system of care for the elderly - but not all is well in China
I wonder if it's available to see online?
I saw it too and was thinking ...someone's pinched that from TP!
Well done you! I thought it came across very well!