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5th Dec 2018JillO5 commented on:
Supporting and caring for someone with dementiaMy partner was diagnosed with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s 5 years ago. I was pleased (for me?) that we knew what was wrong, and for the first year we were offered a lot of support, though as his symptoms were not severe this was not much use (for him). As the years have gone he’s changed, until now he sits in the lounge chair, watching tv, and his memory is very limited. I retired to look after him, and whilst he has a carer come in for half an hour for three days a week, I am now trying to expand this as i am not able to shop within this time. I have become very depressed and stressed because of this - I try to get out as much as possible, but as my partner has other medical problems, I just worry. It’s a nasty condition, and the Alzheimer’s society have been great, as has our doctor, but our retirement never happened, and I’m so sorry.ViewDate:
12th Jul 2018JillO5 commented on:
Win ONE of FIVE copies of Norah Jones Live at Ronnie Scott’s on DVDNorah Jones is special to me. My cousin, Clare, was a particular fan of Norah, but she sadly took her own life many years ago at Beachy Head. Whenever I hear Norah I remember my cousin.