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Welcome to Talking Point, Carly. Condolences on the loss of your grandad. We can all identify with that feeling of being overwhelmed at first, but you are among people here who can advise and support you. So, feel free to start your own thread when you need anything or just read around other threads while you settle in.Hi all, I've recently started caring for my Nan who has alzheimers. My grandad passed away 7 weeks ago and me and my mum share the care of Nan (I do 3 days and nights a week). Feel a bit overwhelmed with it all at the moment I have a partner, 3 young children and have given up work to do this, so huge change for us all!
Hi Pam, I am Nicki. I am also 51 and my mum is 76 with vascular dementia. Would love to connect.Hello! Im 51 and live in NW England. My mum is 76 and is experiencing signs of dementia. However she became extremely upset when this was brought up last year. My dad is doing a great job looking after her without explicitly referring to her increasing problems. He doesnt see the point of her getting a diagnosis. Any guidance from you guys very welcome! X
Hullo and welcome to the forum, Nicki. Sorry your mum's condition brings you to us. Without discouraging you from making connections with Pamsdaughter, you will certainly find many others here who are going through similar things. So, post more about your situation and have a read around the threads.Hi Pam, I am Nicki. I am also 51 and my mum is 76 with vascular dementia. Would love to connect.
Welcome to the forum!Hello Sophie,
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Hi Pam try and persuade your Dad that he needs to persuade your Mum to get a diagnosis. Trickery or blackmail might be required. My husband has PCA which meant his eyesight was the first obvious problem though I knew he had dementia. He wouldn’t go for diagnosis or give up driving, very scarey, I finally got him to go about his eyesight when I got a recall for a mammogram, I told him I would only go if he would see go about his eyesight! Took awhile to get it, but he was put on Donepezil, and there was a dramatic improvement in his speech, remembering words, and thinking capacity. In 3 years we have only missed a few tablets, but I can tell by mid morning, (he takes them at night). I’m new to the sight too, today in fact. Welcome, it’s nice to know we’re not alone.Hi Pam, I am Nicki. I am also 51 and my mum is 76 with vascular dementia. Would love to connect.