Welcome to TPhello i am looking for help please.my mum as this illness shes in a care home do anyone know if she can get anyhelp with money she is selffunding and i am the lpa .my mum got a house and we dont know what we can do
Welcome to TPHi I’m Tracey !!! Thanks you for allowing me to join the forum. My dad I was diagnosed with dementia 6 yrs ago. Mum has looked after him for all that time until recently when he had a fall. He is still currently in hospital. Luckily he didn’t sustain an breakages from the fall but he has gone into decline. He’s now not eating / walking or using the toilet, now classed as incontinent. - he was able at home before the fall. He had a mild kidney infection which the doctors have treated him for, but now they have decided there’s nothing more they can do for him. Mum went to to see him Friday and he’s had been dumped in a discharge ward !! No name above his bed, just left like a piece of rubbish !! His social worker will be calling to see him Friday and hopefully we can get him moved to a card home !! Today I don’t know who or what I’m angry at the most - thank you for listening. Hope it’s ok to vent like this on my first visit x
Hi @Trapisha and welcome to Talking Point. It's not compulsory to introduce yourself here but lots of folks do!
I'm sorry to hear about your panic attacks. As you say this awful disease is devastating. I'm glad you're sharing how you feel on the forum and hope it helps a little.
You might want to consider starting your own thread. I know I found that useful as all my concerns, questions and rants were in the one place and it was easy to find people's replies. If you want to do this just click on this link to the I Care For A Person With Dementia area and you will see the blue button which says 'Post New Thread'. Just click on that and you're off. Again - it's up to you. Just post as you feel happy with.
Looking forward to seeing you around!Hi Izzy
Thank you for the information. I would like to create my own thread and yes it does
help to write down how you feel as all my friends moms are fine and it helps to know
your not on your own as i often think i am. Thanks again xx
@Greeny123 welcome to TPHello, I have both parents, living in their own home. Mum has been diagnosed with Vascular dementia and am just gathering strength to get Dad diagnosed. The problem I have is the violent domestics they are currently having. Most of the time they just bicker (not much change throughout their married life) but now they seem to hate each other and shout and threaten each other. This is so distressing to watch and no doubt to them at the time (but then they forget about it after calling me to intervene) the impact on me and my sister is huge. Any tips to cope? I've resorted to putting them into separate rooms (to watch different Tv programmes!!) to calm down. Thank you.
Welcome to TP @Tany@Hi everyone, I have a 73 year old mum with mixed Vascular and Alzheimer's dementia. I feel lucky to be one of 6 children, however my mum is showing signs of deterioration, she lives alone but has a family member there 24/7. She is unable to carry out any daily living tasks independently, but is walking and eating well. She recognises us as children but forgets names. A few times she has forgotten how to speak. Some of my siblings are not coping emotionally so we have less of a support network than originally intended, and we are trying to keep her in her own home. We have been reluctant to request help as she gets so agitated and aggressive when she sees unfamiliar faces. I wrote more than I intended for this introduction! But happy to have found the site as relating to some of the stories brings a sense of kinship xx