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Hi Alison Sorry to hear of your situation. You haven't mentioned the word "Dementia" in your description of MIL. If you have not considered this please do research it -google early signs of dementia. It won't solve your problems but it may keep that personal resentment of a loved one at bay. https:/...
I'm campaigning on single issue so hopefully someone else will pick that aspect up
I've taken the chance to push my one woman campaigne of adult children carers under 60 potentially loosing their family home.
Hi Devon Maid I felt the need to reply although I am mostly "retired" from the forum and a former carer. Like BB Devon is my bolt hole as fortunate to be neighbouring along side it. I recognised myself in your thread-totally none maternal and no children through choice. Dad began his legnthy decline...
I realise most people are too busy to have or maintain hobbies and interests but if and when circumstances change do you have a bucket list and what is on yours.?
I help out at a memory cafe and they pick a theme each week like transport or colour and generally chat around it. Sometimes they sing old war time songs or traditional things or old things I don't even know. They serve tea and biscuits and once had a half hearted art session and again half hearted ...
As a last resort if NHS can't help then a private ambulace firm should have the necessary chair to get him down safely.
Thanks for all responses. It seems I have a sort of pioneering employer going the extra mile to reduce managing paperwork etc. We have to do the log in /out bit on separate mobile phone app but I totally agree that records should be available with the client for authorised family/POA, client, GP D/N...
I've worked for a very good care company since I bagan caring for my Dad and have come across several others along the way from both sides of the fence and all have recorded their daily reports in client folder for clients to view. My employer is now using a mobile phone app not visible to client un...
Agree with Sally 100%. I had to deal with dad telling me he wished I was dead one day- and believe me this was not Dad speaking which fortunately I recognised at the time although it was still hard to take and keep going. No one said dementia was easy- Keep giving yourself a reality check that this ...