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. jeanierec

    jeanierec Registered User

    May 7, 2007
    north yorkshire
    Morning everybody

    Just a quick update on the " wedding dilemma " when to tell mum .....well the deed is done . Emma went to visit her grandmother on Monday evening , I`d warned her that grandma had been really low in spirits for the last 10 days or so , however mum asked Em if she and Alistair were planning on going away anywhere ( sometimes she`s quite uncanny in the questions she asks ) so Em decided to come clean.

    The way she put it was to explain that they really just wanted to have a very small wedding which wouldn`t have been possible if they married here so It would be more or less immediate family, she also pulled a master stroke by inferring that Ali`s grandmother had been very difficult ....clever girl !

    Mum was absolutely terrific and was so excited for them saying that it was their day and they should do whatever makes them happy . She wants to buy Emma a special piece of jewellry for her to wear on her wedding day and we`ll have a celebration when they come home.

    I`m so relieved its out in the open and we can talk about wedding stuff like any other family would. I have to praise her generous spirit , at no time and in no way did she feel sorry for herself or say " what about me " she`s never been possessive and thankfully that part of her is still very much still there.

    So I might even start looking for " the outfit " just need to drop about 2 stone in the next week or two.......no problem !!!

    Seeing mums psychiatrist tomorrow , just a routine visit I think to check the medication is suiting her , and I`m planning on going back to work next week so perhaps I`m finally taking everything a bit more in my stride.

    Not such a quick update after all.

    Love Jeanie x
  2. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    SW Scotland
    Dear Jeannie

    What a lovely post! Good news all round, your daughter and mum have both been so thoughtful and generous to each other, you must be so proud of them both.

    Just the two stone then!:D If you make it, please PM me your diet, it's just what I need!

    Good luck with work. You don't need luck for the wedding, it'll be lovely.

    Thanks for the post,

  3. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    #3 Grannie G, Jun 6, 2007
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2007
    Hi Jeanie,

    It just goes to show how what you dread most, can turn out all right in the end. You sound absolutely bouyant, as if the worries of the world have been lifted from your shoulders.

    Now enjoy the wedding preparations and anticipation like all mothers should.

    Lovely news.

    Love xx
  4. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    What lovely news!

    Your daughter was very wise in coming clean. Yes, that was a master stroke to imply the other grandmother had been difficult! And now your mother is participating by buying her granddaughter a special piece of jewelry for her wedding day, which I'm sure your daughter will treasure.

    A wonderful situation all around.


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