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Welcome! I care for my Mum with Alzheimer's and until last year my Dad who had complex needs resulting from a neurological illness. I also have 2 small children and like walking our silly dog. I also work part time.
Hi Abby I care for my Mum with Alzheimer's, have 2 small (ish) kids and a part time job. I like walking the dog and reading. Really lovely to meet you, My kids like gaming too (I'm not allowed to play as am rubbish). What do you play? Fortnite is big in our house at the moment. And Mario Kart! Sorry...
Hey I am so sorry you fond yourself in this situation. There should be a social worker at the hospital to help with finding care home place even if you are self funded? Take a big deep breath and feel this will pass. You WILL find a place for her. She WILL be out of this ward. My dad went to a rehab...
Good for you and good for your wife. I am 100% sure she knows you are proud of her, hence the motivation to get up and get on each day. But what a lovely idea to want to mark her progress in some way. How about a photo book? You can put them together online and include meaningful captions and commen...
He really can't come home to you. Be honest with yourself about this. Your children are your number 1 priority, more so given your son's condition. And you really can't keep sleeping in the lounge. You also need to have a good night's sleep. Discharge plan from the rehabilitation unit will have to b...
It sounds as though your husband may be entitled attendance allowance in addition to your carers allowance? Worth a look as might pay for a bit more help? I understand the point about your husband being stubborn and refusing help. Both my parents were the same. But there comes a point often when thi...
Is absolutely vital you go, you need a break. I second the idea of getting some care in whilst you are away. Then you can absolutely relax on your holiday without stressing about him.
So sorry to hear all of your issues. It is so tough, so sending huge sympathies. Regarding coping - I think the short answer is that you shouldn't be coping on your own to this degree. It sounds as though you could at the very least do with some carers coming in to free up time for you. Sorry if I m...
You MUST access respite for your Mum. You sound very unwell and need a break. Unless your brother is willing for your Mum to move in with him for 2 weeks, then he has no say over whether she has respite care. I know you feel that you don't have the energy to fight, and I am so sorry you have to. But...
Hi Norman.

I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and for how difficult things have been for you since your loss. I am not surprised you feel lost and low and let down.

PLEASE if you feel suicidal contact the Samaritans - call 116 123. They are there to talk to 24/7.