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Video diary: one year with dementia

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Spinning Plates, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Spinning Plates

    Spinning Plates Registered User

    Aug 3, 2015
    3
    Hi,

    I've only posted once before, but this forum has been invaluable to me and my Dad over the past year.

    Briefly: he had a heart attack in January, got acute confusion in hospital, tried to kill himself, dementia rapidly took over, he threw a fishtank at my Mum and was sectioned, spent five months in a psychiatric unit, then in August I found a nursing home capable of meeting his one-to-one needs.

    During the whole year I videoed messages from him to my wife (she was pregnant and we live 100 miles away). He also has cancer which is spreading, and all manner of heart woes, so we didn't know if he'd survive to meet his grandson.

    Well, it worked out OK: youtube.com/watch?v=IEUW9T5uerM (sorry, you'll have to paste that into a browser due to the 'rules' :rolleyes:)

    The past year has been bloody awful for my Dad, but the thought of his first grandchild being born has kept him going for months.

    I hope 2016 brings hope and comfort for you all.
     
  2. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,739
    This is absolutely wonderful, thank you for sharing with us xxxxxxxxxxxx A really special Christmas card to TP.
    Thank you x
     
  3. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,548
    south-east London
    That was so lovely and uplifting. Thank you for posting the link xxx :)
     
  4. Ellaroo

    Ellaroo Registered User

    Nov 16, 2015
    161
    Liverpool
    How thoughtful to make such a fantastic video xxx
     
  5. Ozzy71

    Ozzy71 Registered User

    Nov 23, 2015
    26
    Love it! :)Well done to you all on getting through such a year. Best wishes to your lovely dad! Have a great first Christmas with your new son.
     

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