Hi, I hesitated about putting this as I have zero links with the company and know a grand total of ONE person who has used them. However, a friend of mine with a terminal cancer diagnosis recommends this company for travel insurance when you have multiple health problems. She paid £36 for insurance ...
:D :D I'm glad she couldn't eat a whole one!
So sorry to hear what you are going through, Pam. Dementia is a dreadful disease. I can only base my response on my experience of caring for my mum who had both vascular dementia and Alzheimers. I tried everything to tempt her to show an interest in something / anything. I also took her out to place...
Faye, That is dreadful and reminds me of the arguments I had with Social Services. Do NOT give up work to look after your dad, I know the temptation but that is exactly what the Council wants. They have a duty of care. Unfortunately you will need to play hardball to get anywhere. If you can afford i...
Sorry to hear about your MIL, Jenny. Whatever your feelings, she was part of your life for a very long time and so undoubtedly it will form strange.

Welcome to the Former Carers Club, an odd place to be ...
Henrietta, That is marvellous. Your dad would have been so proud. I think we need more details though, especially about the date. I am over 3 years on and still can't believe that I have weekends free! And when the phone rings, it is not necessarily bad news. There is a life past caring but sometime...
Hi Jacqueline, Sending another virtual hug as I know how exhausting this can be. My mum used to wake me up to go to school at all hours of the night - I was in my 50s at the time! I wonder about discussing this with her GP and whether a mild sleeping draught could be used at night? I know some peopl...
I had this very issue, Sandra, that is the difficulty of proving "capacity" or otherwise. Mum introduced me to the doctor as her nephew but he still thought she had capacity. The issue, Jenny, is that if you have capacity, you can decide to leave a care home at any time and no-one can stop you. Even...
Cat,

I have taken the liberty of posting this in the Condolences section in case some of our members wish to support and have not seen this message.
So sorry, Cat, to hear of your loss. Thanks to you, mum was able to live and die as she wanted which is a wonderful thing. You will be exhausted over the coming weeks and months. I know I was. We will be here for you whenever you want to talk x