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That sounds dreadful, Diane. What a situation to be in. Above all else, you need to stand firm. You cannot and will not be available should they refuse to fund mum's care home. Smart technology is not a substitute for human care. Yes, you should have a copy of the Carers Assessment. If they refuse t...
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Sorry that you have not found the Forum useful. But do feel free to try again. It does take a while to get used to "chatting" to strangers ..

Take care,
Anne
Hi Yasmine, Welcome to the Forum and sorry to hear about nan. The Alzheimers Society has many useful articles on this but in short, I would suggest that you try to enter her world and agree with her, provide reassurance, stay calm etc. There is little point in trying to get her to enter your world s...
Hi Wendy, And welcome to the Forum. I am ex carer but was also an only child caring for an elderly stubborn but much loved mother. If you are to continue caring for her, you need regular breaks. Who knows, she may appreciate you more when you return?? I know it is very difficult but if she gets atte...
Hi Faye, A confusing maze of information but you are right to be prepared ahead of the game. Either the local council or the manager of a local care home should be able to give you an indication of the maximum the council will pay. In my own area (London borough) it is around £800 per week. You are ...
Just sending ((hugs)) to Penny and MrsA. Penny, we have all been there and, as you rightly say, your mum will not remember. The only person you are upsetting is you. We all know the theory of what we should do in those moments but when you are tired, stressed, it is very difficult to remember.
David, I agree with the others - DO NOT agree to pay the top up. Now is the time to enlist the help of the Care Home Manager - after all, they have a vested interest as they want their money! They will also have come across this many times before. The local authority will have a maximum that they ar...
Hi Dahna, This certainly exists. A colleague of mine uses it. She has the patch on her arm, scans it with her Iphone and the reading is sent to her, her boyfriend and her diabetic nurse. She can also produce a report from the App. She highly recommends. I understand that this was arranged through he...
Hi Allison, And welcome to the Forum. My circumstances were slightly different in that I was caring for my mum with mixed dementia but I did continue to work throughout caring for her. It was exhausting in many ways but in retrospect I was glad that I continued to work as it gave me an escape from t...
Hi, I hesitated about putting this as I have zero links with the company and know a grand total of ONE person who has used them. However, a friend of mine with a terminal cancer diagnosis recommends this company for travel insurance when you have multiple health problems. She paid £36 for insurance ...