BTW @Ma May, there is a sub-forum where financial issues are discussed and you may find some useful threads there. You can reach it with this link https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/forums/legal-and-financial-issues.60/
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Money can represent 'security' and the spending of it 'control'. Feeling secure and in control can be lost in the confusion and loss of cognitive ability that dementia brings. I find that constant reassurance is required by my wife as she too worries about money. I find I have to continually repeat the same reassurances as each time is like the first time to my wife because of her loss of memory. It's frustrating and tiring but I don't see much option with dementia.Thank you. I will have a look through the link. I already do the finances. He doesn’t have access to the bank accounts as he was taking large amounts of money out and spending it on “nothing”. This is just his personal “pocket” money which I give him daily. He doesn’t understand we don’t have an endless supply and just cries when he doesn’t get the amount of money he wants
Hi Shen, a warm welcome to you to Talking Point,so sorry that your mum has just been recently diagnosed with dementia, it may take some time for this news to sink in,so anything that's on your mind,post away,there is usually someone around day or night on here,pleased you have found this website,and hoping it will be of help to you as and when needed.