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Virtualcarer, Have any of the medical profession actually seen dad at home? Sometimes seeing the home situation really helps show the true personality of someone, far, far better than seeing them in a consulting room. Parents are notorious for sensing that they are somehow under investigation so th...
Hi Virtualcarer, I agree your Dad should definitely be tested for dementia. The psychiatrist is guilty of 'diagnostic overshadowing' - something that often occurs in those with a learning disability too. Is the psychiatrist a specialist in geriatric care and does he have experience of treating thos...
Hello My dad is 79, lives alone with no visitors, in Scotland, 500 miles away from me. I’ve been very aware of dad hearing nasty, threatening and derogatory voices fir about 4 or 5 years now and his belief that his house is covered in hidden cameras with these people (voices) watching him. He is bat...
HI Virtualcarer, It must be very stressful sorting everything out for your dad on top of all your other commitments. Unfortunately, I don't think you will be able to change your brother or get him to do more. It is good that your Dad is having his Needs Assessment when you are there as many old peo...
You do NOT "have to do everything for dad". Forget about your brother, you will be forever disappointed. How to manage this from now on depends on a number of factors. How old is dad? Dad needs to have local carers going to help him with whatever he cannot do for himself, not keep ringing you. I kn...
Hello. I live 500+ miles away from Dad and everything I do for him is from a great distance. He’s in Scotland, I’m in Kent. I am a divorcee with 3 children, 2 dogs and a business from home. I find the things I have to do for dad (on top of everything else I do as a single working parent), to be quit...