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Hi Nikki, I would echo the advice about writing to the GP, maybe with a diary list of all the complaints. My mum had a long list of (real) physical ailments along with the dementia. As the dementia progressed, she would complain of leg pain when her stomach hurt or vice versa. She was no longer capa...
Hi Daisy, Welcome to the Forum. Oh, believe me, there is no carer on earth who has not felt both resentful and guilty at the same time. And, as you say, you will get your life back when mum is no longer here which is not of course what you want. A rollercoaster of emotions. I felt frustrated and res...
Hi Tigerlily, And welcome to the Forum. I hope you find it a good place to offload and chat along. You will find some of us chatting on Roll Call in the members section. Don't be shy, just join in, we were all new once. It must have been a terrible time for you both when your husband was in hospital...
Hi Tina, My mum had dementia and then broke her hip. Walked very badly afterwards and refused to do some of the physio. What did the hospital say about your mum's inability to walk? Are there any follow-up appointments for her hip? In my mum's case it seemed that the operation worsened her dementia ...
Hi Liz, Welcome to the Forum. Hope you find it useful. So difficult doing long-distance caring. I did it for my mum for a number of years before eventually caving in and moving closer to her (but not in!!). Does either parent have a diagnosed form of dementia? Just wondered as it is important to get...
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Debby, From what you say, you want to look after mum in your home yourself but want a break from time to time. Is that correct? If so, I would call a family meeting (phone, zoom, whatever) and tell your siblings exactly what you would like. They may well let you down or not agree but what is to lose...
Nikki, in the care home my mum sat on the right hand side of the room as on the left hand side they "put all the old people and those who have lost their marbles"!!
I could have written your post some years ago, Nikki, although I did not have a ghost sister. I was an only child dealing with full-time job and my mum with dementia and various physical ailments. A lot of what I would suggest will take time and effort which is precisely what you don't have, at leas...
I have never recorded a teams meeting but have recorded a discharge meeting on my phone. I would also suggest taking your own minutes and sending them afterwards by email, asking for any amendments etc. A written record is always good and could be taken to a solicitor after the event if necessary. G...