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. Kathleen

    Kathleen Registered User

    Mar 12, 2005
    639
    West Sussex
    Hello

    I have had a horrible week dealing with a brother more interested in money than his Mum and was feeling very low until I visited Mum yesterday, she was sitting in the chair next to me and although her speech is mostly garbled these days we had the following conversation
    "where's" Kathleen gone?"
    "I am here"
    "the other Kathleen" she put out her hand to show a child size person.
    "is she your little girl"
    "yes"
    "what is she like"
    "she has dark blonde hair, she is georgous"
    Then she took both my hands and looking straight at me said "no-one will take you away from me." She smiled as I told her nothing would ever come between us and promptly shut her eyes again. After that we were back to garbled words, but I could not have cared less.
    I was so touched and thankful to have her back for those precious seconds, I thought I would share them with you.

    Kathleen
     
  2. SallyB

    SallyB Registered User

    May 7, 2005
    60
    Kathleen,

    How lovely, thank you for sharing it. It made me smile over my morning cuppa!


    Sally
     
  3. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Teo of me

    Dear Kathleen

    Aren't these moments precious? your post brought tears to my eyes.

    Remembering brief interludes like this is what keeps us going, so cherish each one and bring them out on the dark days.

    Cheers Barraf
     
  4. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    These are the moments that keep us going.
    When at rock bottom they are like a shot in the arm which keeps us going
    Norman
     
  5. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Thank you Kathleen. There are days when you really need to read such joy. Today has been one of those, so thanks once again. Connie
     
  6. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Hold onto the moment Kathleen. So pleased for you.

    Amy
     
  7. Dawnb

    Dawnb Registered User

    Mar 2, 2005
    30
    dublin
    Two of Me !

    Those are the moments where you feel that life is better than you thought after all.
    On a funny note, I have an identical twin, so there are literally two of me, and when I told Dad a while ago that I was one of the twins, he said oh the twins, sure I haven't seen them in years !!(we both see him roughly twice a week, so thats 4 days out of 7 !!), but it made me laugh ! :)
     
  8. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    15,982
    Toronto, Canada
    Kathleen,
    That did bring tears to my eyes. You must get the same feeling I get when I am my mother's daughter & not her sister.

    What a wonderful moment for you.

    Joanne
     

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