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. ronyork

    ronyork Registered User

    Apr 28, 2015
    43
    Hunts
    When is the correct time to introduce a helper /cleaner into the house for a few hours/half days a week, Mention the above and my wife hits the roof and removes herself to the bedroom. Of course all the time she considers we have no problem. I think I could do with a little time to myself to recharge batteries.
     
  2. Jessbow

    Jessbow Registered User

    When my father insisted, (aided and abetted by me, ) my mum used to go out! She'd go and sit on a bench about 100 yards away until Emma had gone. Almost like if she didn't see it, it didn't happen.

    She eventually got bored of doing this and stayed home, ad actually spent more time chatting to Emma than Emma got to clean! Eventually she quite enjoyed her visits.

    Strike now while the weather is good, she could go and sit in the garden.

    We also introduced the idea as a local girl who needed a little job....rather than mum needing help. She was a doing Emma a favour rather than vice versa
     
  3. Quilty

    Quilty Registered User

    Aug 28, 2014
    1,056
    GLASGOW
    I told my Mum that the doctor said she was not allowed to wash floors or clean the bathroom anymore so we needed some help. I also told here I found someone who really needed a job to feed her baby. The new cleaner was accepted immediately. She had no baby but lucky for me she played along and told mum all about her nephew.

    We only had her a few months then mum went to hospital then care, but the difference to the house was immense.

    Best of luck. Love lies!
    Love Quilty:)
     
  4. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,569
    Female
    South coast
    I think that if you are asking the question, then the right time is now!
    Dont tell her in advance that someone is coming and go with "creative thinking" ;)
     

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