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Mum's Diet

07th January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

So worried about Mum's diet, she is avoiding food and acting a little odd. Last couple of days we have only managed to get Breakfast and biscuits into her.  She is also showing some odd behaviours including hiding her handbag under her pillow. Any advice?  
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Opticians - Mother

06th January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

Well that was interesting. Why does my mother always revert to innocent school girl role with Health Profesionals, its so frustrating. We went to the opticians for her Cataract pre-assessment (second try).  Starts of well she sites in the chair, eye sight worse than  last time but thats not a huge surprise. Then she starts, she turns to the Optician and says " Tell me, do you think it is worth me having the operation at my age?" "Well of course" says the Optician. "But I could be dead soon"

An Introduction

22nd December 2014

Posted by Stirromack

As this is my first post here I thought I should take the time to tell you a little about myself.  I am 45 years old, living with my partner and 5 year old son and, as of two days ago, my mother.  Of the four of us I am the only one who is classed as “fit and healthy”.  Both my partner and son suffer from a genetic condition called Myotonic Dystrophy while my mother suffered a massive stroke three years ago.  
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My Mum

18th September 2013

Posted by MichelleF

My mum was born in 1943 in Liverpool and had 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Times were tough and life became even harder when her mum died when she was 11. Mum always worked in some capacity to help look after myself and my 2 sisters.  Sometimes she would work evenings and when we were older she worked full time.  mum was a very passionate person whose moral compass was very firmly set.  She was a union representative and would argue her own and everyone else’s case very strongly. She was passionate about people being treated fairly and equally.
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Hello... I'm new.

27th August 2013

Posted by timkemp

Introductions first methinks. Hello everyone, my Name's Tim, I'm a full time 'at home' carer for my Mum, Joyce (or as I call her, Mum) who has Parkinsons and Osteoporosis (among other things). My wife has Chronic Fatugue Syndrome (among other things too). We've got three cats who do their best to help out along the way.
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Snowball Effect...

28th November 2012

Posted by NinaSmile

Hey, I hope you are all smiling or have something inplace this weekend that will make you smile!  I have had one of those days today. You know the Snowball effect - where one thing happens, then the next, then the next and things get bigger?
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Update on EighteenPlus

29th October 2012

Posted by NinaSmile

 Hey all! I just thought ill would let you know what happened after I was in a Radio 1 Documentry about Young Adult Carers, we were contacted by many people,
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EighteenPlus, BBC Radio 1 and Me!

29th September 2012

Posted by NinaSmile

Note: The following blog post is from NinaSmiles, previously a YCNet user when she was a young carer, and now blogging on Carers.org about her experience of representing Young Adult Carers at BBC Radio1 show to be broadcasted on Monday, 8th October 2012 at 9 pm.  I am Carina and I am going to tell you alittle about a group I started for Young Adult carers and my trip to London!
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Broken

25th September 2012

Posted by OneTruePearl

I finally reached breaking point yesterday.  Caring for Mum has become very hard lately.  She's permanently in a wheelchair and her legs are so swollen that her skin is bursting.  The district nurse comes in twice a week to dress her legs but they don't say when or even what day they are coming so I am housebound a lot of the time.  For some months Mum has been waking up at various times during the night and waking us up in the early hours every night as she wheeled herself around.  I've been trying to get an emergency care needs assessment for her fo
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Another funeral

23rd November 2011

Posted by OneTruePearl

We went to another funeral yesterday, this time a friend of Mum's in her 80s.  She had Alzheimer's too.  Mum confounded us by recognising some of the congregation whom she hasn't even seen for over 2 years.  Not only that, she even recognised the name of the lady's son in law who gave the appreciation.  We met him 16 years ago when Dad had to go into a nursing home.  He was the hospital social worker and he was so good to us that I wrote a letter of support to his boss.  It was the first time we had ever dealt with a social worker.  A good start.
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