1. Scrubby

    Scrubby Registered User

    Jan 21, 2017
    7
    My wife has been recently diagnosed with Dementia, but I noticed changes 3 years ago. The diagnosis say's she also has other mental health problems. Her mood changes are sudden and sometimes dramatic. It took over 7 months to get the diagnosis from the first time she agreed to see her doctor. She accepts what is wrong with her and will talk about it when she is having a reasonable day. She has an excellent mental health nurse who comes to see her every week. She now seems to be getting some help.

    I am trying to cope on my own, but some days it's a struggle. I have not left her side for over 7 months and so far get no relief. I keep getting promises from Mental Social Care, and Carer's and Altziemers societies but I am still waiting for them to carry out assessment's, although there are now finally booked appointments.
     
  2. Del24

    Del24 Registered User

    Aug 17, 2014
    67
    Hertfordshire
    Welcome to this site.
    As a fellow carer for over 5 years you must keep pushing all the agencies to get help.
    We get morning carers and we get a sitter from Crossroads twice a week it all helps.
    I had to fight to get what we have.
     
  3. Scrubby

    Scrubby Registered User

    Jan 21, 2017
    7
    Thanks

    Thank you very much for your support, I will take your advice and keep fighting.
     
  4. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,790
    Female
    Scotland
    In the meantime get her name on a waiting list for a day centre for her sake and yours.
     

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