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Worried about mum

19jessie66

New member
Apr 8, 2020
1
Hi, I am new to this forum, my mum has mixed dementia and seems to be getting worse due to not seeing her friends and family because of corona virus.
 

Sarasa

Registered User
Apr 13, 2018
1,239
Hi @19jessie66 and welcome to Dementia Talking Point. You've come to the right place for advice, support and general off-loading of worries. Does your mum still live at home and does she have help coming in? Are you able to help her out, or are you too far away or self-isolating.
Helping a parent with dementia is a challenge at the best of times, at the moment it can seem well nigh impossible, but there is always someone here with a goof suggestion or two, or who can point you in the right direction for advice and practical help.
 

karaokePete

Registered User
Jul 23, 2017
5,455
N Ireland
Hello @19jessie66 and welcome from me too. I hope you find the forum to be a friendly and supportive place.

I fear that not much can be done in the current circumstances. Many forum members are facing unusual and difficult circumstances. I have my wife, who has dementia, under virtual house arrest at the moment.

I hope you have time to take a good look around the site as it is a goldmine for information. When I first joined I read old threads for information but then found the AS Publications list and the page where a post code search can be done to check for support services in ones own area. If you are interested in these, clicking the following links will take you there as you may find use for the information when things start to return to normal

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/publications-factsheets-full-list

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/find-support-near-you

You will see that there are Factsheets that will help with things like getting care needs assessments, deciding the level of care required and sorting out useful things like Wills, Power of Attorney etc., if any of that hasn't already been done. There is also a Dementia Guide in the list.

Now that you have found us I hope you will keep posting as the membership has vast collective knowledge and experience.