1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    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. dawnp

    dawnp Registered User

    Jun 29, 2015
    5
    Hi
    Mum has Alzheimer's and has a carer with her for 12 hours a day. She is not incontinent as such but is having accidents. Over the last week or so she is pooing in her 'pull ups' and not wiping or wiping with her hand. Or, puts her hand in and has taken it out and put in the sink (kitchen).
    We are going to ask the carers to take her to the bathroom every hour and we are trying to keep her clean but she refuses baths, showers, washing of hands. We have sanitiser but she complains that's cold. We've tried wipes.
    We are going to try a manicure in the lounge, soaking her hands and filing her nails short.
    She's in ok health - although has a UTI at the moment.

    Any ideas would be gratefully received,
    Thank you
    Dawn
     
  2. chris53

    chris53 Registered User

    Nov 9, 2009
    2,930
    London
    Hi Dawn, welcome to Talking Point, maybe because of mum's UTI this may be making her a bit more confused, this may ease off when her infection has gone,great idea for a manicure and cutting her nails short,a real pampering session:p maybe that may then encourage her to have a wash,great the carers will be doing extra bathroom trips, the wipes can be put in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them,they may then be acceptable to mum.
     

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