Thanks for reminding me about the series of books referred to in the article. I didn't know more had been published, I have purchased these for S in the past and added my own text.

https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/bookshop/

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Hi Alan, just on my way to bed, so just a quick answer, There are members of the forum with experience of caring for someone with BPD, so hopefully they will be along to respond to your post. MIND came up with the following links re mental health and housing, which may be of use https://www.mind.org...
Hi Julie, welcome to the forum. I'm on the way to bed, so only a quick reply. I'm sorry to hear about your sister, you must miss her very much. Caring for your husband must be emotionally very draining. In addition to the anti depressants are you receiving any other support? I can personally recomme...
Hi Martin, it sounds to me like you need more support. Does your Mum claim attendance allowance? If she doesn't she should be. This money can be used to make your lives easier e.g. pay for a cleaner or someone to help with the gardening or the laundry etc Help for you means you are less stressed and...
Just seen this. Even if was just for those who choose to pay, those who can't would end up waiting even longer.

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Just looked up this report https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAJ3174.pdf Not only is the content shocking, as is the fact that the company have 6 months to rectify the findings, the quality of the written report is very poor - full of spelling mistakes and it appears to not hav...
HI Gary, I think our lives narrow as a result of caring. When we have a break from caring - we find we have actually forgotten how to cope with free time and what a "normal" existence is like. This might be an off-the-wall suggestion, but have you considered a pet? When I lived alone, I needed a pet...
Hi Marc, its VERY unusual for a hospital to keep someone in hospital even an hour longer than they need to be, so I'm sure as soon as they have investigated the cause of the urine retention, they will discharge her. The only way you could take her home before the checks are complete is by her discha...
S brushes his own teeth in the mornings, but in the evening, I brush them too. He is capable of brushing his teeth, but not thoroughly. Some would rather I let him do it all independently - but he is needle phobic and so treatment at the dentist would be difficult. As a result, he has perfect teeth....
Hi Martin, welcome to the forum. Caring for someone with dementia is tough. Do you get any outside support at all? Your heading mentions your own wellbeing, a big issue for a lot of carers and one that always seems to be second to caring duties and wellbeing of caree. Do you get any "me" time? Melly1