1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Weds 28 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 28 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. sky90

    sky90 Registered User

    Aug 9, 2015
    44
    Eastsussex
    Hello Everyone,
    About a day ago mum caught a cold and she seem ok yesterday. But last night her dementia was at it's worst. She went to bed ok but at about 1am she was standing at her dad's bedroom door ( he passed away about 9 years ago) screaming because he wouldent answer her. My mum wouldent settle all night. She woke up this morning feeling so much better. She dident remember anything that happened last night.
    I never knew that mum having a cold could make her dementia worse.
    I hope everyone is having a good weekend :) x.
     
  2. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    7,738
    Yorkshire
    Hi Sky90
    oh yes; I used to dread dad getting a cold - he was bad enough years ago 'man flu' and all that (sorry to any men members [I nearly put 'male members'] ....) - with dementia a cold knocked him for 6 - and he usually, kindly, shared the cold with me so I had to cope with him whilst feeling lousy myself
    I took to using every preventative and remedy I could find - poor dad had to put up with nasal sprays, nose gels, max strength cold powders, vitamin C, lots of fruit ... - we managed one winter without a single cold, probably a fluke but a very welcome one
    and just a reminder - though I know some don't have these - it's flu jab season
    glad your mum is feeling better this morning
    best wishes
     
  3. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,829
    UK
    If she still has the cold and you have some, try night nurse - If ok with any other medication she is taking, obviously not if she is already taking paracetamol.
     

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