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Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:46 am
I thought I'd join in the hope of making some virtual friends for mutual support, advice and laughter! I'm a 45 year old only 'child' living with and caring for my 78 year old mum who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 3 years ago. We generally do ok but it's nice to know we're not alone
Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:23 am
Hi Liz and welcome,
Good you manage to have a giggle.
Do you know folk nearby?
You might like the cuppa for carers virtual meet-ups. Will post a link later if no one beats me to it.
Got to dash!!
Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:41 am
Welcome to the forum. I always ask anyone new caring for someone with dementia two questions.
Are you claiming Attendance Allowance for mum?
Did you know that she is EXEMPT from Council Tax as dementia counts as "severe mental impairment"? It's very easy to claim and can be backdated. Highest refund I've heard of so far is £8,000!
Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:48 am
Hi Liz and welcome to the forum
You aren't alone! I'm sure there are many on here in a very similar situation to yourself.
If you'd like to meet other carers online do join in our Care for a Cuppa sessions:
https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ne-meetups
These are friendly informal sessions where carers take a bit of time for themselves to chat to others, we hope to see you there.