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Marite, Putting aside the moral obligation. Your employer cannot insist that you take a test unless that is written in your contract. However, you can be subject to disciplinary procedures for refusing to obey a "reasonable instruction" by management. Dependent on your own company's procedures, you ...
Neil, Sending sincere condolences on the loss of your mum. Mine died 6 years ago but I still miss her but of course the pain is less acute. Please read the second sentence of your post. You cared for her for years which is what she knew and recognised. In the last few days of your life she may have ...
Hi Helen, And welcome to the Forum. Hope you find it useful. A strange situation as most councils are moving towards direct payments. However, one option that you might want to consider as a compromise is that the council pays your agency directly their share and you pay what I understand to be the ...
I enjoy this too, David, despite the fact that I don't have an artistic bone in my body. I think his voice is very soothing too.
Hi Simon,

I'm afraid we are not going to be much of a help to you here as this Forum is for unpaid caregivers, largely family members. Have you tried your local Social Services department; mine does advertise carers on their website.

Good luck in finding someone suitable,
Anne
How did she get on with the memory test, Carol? Have you contacted Social Services to get a care assessment? Expect some fights to get suffficient carers. My only advice is make sure you are present at the assessment. My mum would have said that she did not need carers and told them she did her own ...
Anne, You have been through so much, as of course has your husband, it is hardly surprising that you are now suffering the after effects. In a sense, I would say that you are suffering from PTSD, not that I am a medical expert. As for how people cope with the level of care and responsibility, I gues...
I haven't come across this, Joan, but I just came to say don't knock it. The fact that mum is 94 with considerable health problems but is good to look after and clearly well cared for is lovely. Long may it continue. Dementia is so unpredictable and hits many people in different ways. I found my mum...
HI Marymary, Welcome to the Forum. If you can afford it, you can get dementia sitters. I used to have a couple of ladies come to chat to my mum once a week which I organised via Tapestry. They were very kind but mum hated them,. I had to tell her that she was training them for those who really neede...
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...