That looks fantastic. What a great idea. Do you enjoy it? I am sure you provide a wealth of knowledge and support to others. I don't volunteer in any way related to care, but have started to volunteer at my kid's school and I love it. I find it massively beneficial to my own mental well being as it ...
I had a colleague who's mother was Hungarian and had Alzheimer's and they had a Hungarian au pair staying with the Mum. This was quite some time ago and my knowledge of the illness then was very limited, but I am guessing she must have been in the early stages as the au pair mainly made her light me...
This sounds like a really tough situation. And your dedication to your Dad is admirable. But I can see where the council are coming from. There is a shortage of family housing and if you have a home that suits your needs then I guess it is just not their priority when there will sadly be a long line...
Hello and welcome to the forum. I am sorry you find yourself here in such a desperate state. But it is any consolation, I think many of us find ourselves here in a similar state and have found comfort and support. It really sounds as though you could do with some local support from people who unders...
Hi David Good for you for trying to get some help in place. Your midwife might be a good starting point to access some additional help for your partner? I have a memory that my midwife when I had one of my kids was undergoing some specialist training to support people with mental health issues. I wo...
I think that is lovely of you. I am guessing speak to your manager. Maybe it would be best to have it as a regular activity so those that like dogs get a chance to see him/her and those that don't like them can be out of the way and not upset by him/her. And it would be also something for residents ...
It must be tough being so far away. But sounds like you are doing all you can. Just a thought, but if she isn't up to Skyping or being on the phone at the moment, perhaps write to her more? Your post reminded me of when my sister was travelling in Australia and my Grandma was very elderly. She LOVED...
Don't leave! NEVER think your troubles are insignificant compared to other people's. If they have YOU in tears and you can't cope any more, then that is enough. You CAN make things better. I was not and have never been a "full time, full on carer" in the 24 hour a day 7 day a week, getting dressed a...
Thank you, thank you for virtual hugs and support. I was able to sleep well without fretting and today's visit, whilst pretty horrendous, is now done. He tried to bite my sister and one of the care workers. He told us to eff off and was generally violent. Again this is all the illness in a man who w...
It has been a good few weeks since I visited Dad in his new nursing home. He has been upset there this week, so I am going in tomorrow with my sister. And if I am honest I feel utter panic and dread at the prospect of visiting him. I feel light headed and want to weep. Last time I went in 5 members ...