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Thread #150683   Message #3511688
Posted By: billybob
04-May-13 - 07:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Dementia tips for carers
Subject: RE: BS: Dementia tips for carers
A great idea to share our experiences here, I have shared looking after my mother who has dementia on two other threads," Janes Rainbow" and "letters from 1943," please do look if it helps,

After two years of looking after mum I am still learning about this horrid condition. One aspect that may not be addressed is other siblings who are in denial of a parents condition, there is still a stigma to mental health problems and sometimes it is very hard to come to terms that a sibling may pretend " all is well" with a parent
If you are in the UK and looking after someone with Dementia, Admiral Nurses are a wonderful support, they are there to help the carer not the patient and have so much experience and knowledge about this dreadful condition.

I do hope that anyone who has been touched by Dementia will join us here ,we can all learn and be supported by your thoughts