I think dad has dementia.

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I’m glad that your dad is getting treatment and I hope that he will be fully assessed for future care needs.

Eating and drinking can become a problem for a great many reasons as dementia progresses. The Alzheimer’s Society produce a detailed Factsheet about this and that contains a lot of useful hints. You can see it if you click this link https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/media/906.

I wish you and your dad all the best.
 
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I am going to have my lunch now. I need to pick up some stuff from town, and then I could swing by the hospital.
 
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I am going to have my lunch now. I need to pick up some stuff from town, and then I could swing by the hospital.
Hope your dad gets better and has a speedy recovery
 
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Hope your dad gets better and has a speedy recovery
Thanks pal.

I just visited the hospital. Dad was making a nuisance of himself. He was trying to get out of the bed, he wanted to leave.

I can't cope with this. Something will need to be done to care for him. It is too much for me.
 
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Do I have rights as a schizo, if they try to sell the house for care?
 
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The woman who cooks for us keeps calling me, and I keep ignoring it. If she want's to see dad she can go to the hospital. I am not stopping her. I think she knows I am on to her schemes. Meh I can't be bothered with her drama and her money lust.
 
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Thanks pal.

I just visited the hospital. Dad was making a nuisance of himself. He was trying to get out of the bed, he wanted to leave.

I can't cope with this. Something will need to be done to care for him. It is too much for me.
Stand your ground in relation to the care of your Dad. If SS think that someone will do the caring they won't step in. However, it's SS who have the legal duty to provide care to a vulnerable adult(use that phrase), not family/friends. It's a form of tough love to ensure your Dad gets the care he needs.

Lay it on thick with SS about your own mental health and stress that you have reached the point of carer's burnout - as a carer you are also entitled to a needs assessment for yourself.
 
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Stand your ground in relation to the care of your Dad. If SS think that someone will do the caring they won't step in. However, it's SS who have the legal duty to provide care to a vulnerable adult(use that phrase), not family/friends. It's a form of tough love to ensure your Dad gets the care he needs.

Lay it on thick with SS about your own mental health and stress that you have reached the point of carer's burnout - as a carer you are also entitled to a needs assessment for yourself.
Thanks yeah. I deffo can't cope now.
 
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I had the hots for the nurse in the ward today. but she was very hard. :)
 
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wouldn't touch a schitzo with a bargepole those nurses are some of the most prejudiced people, as far as they're concerned it's reasonable medical fact
 
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wouldn't touch a schitzo with a bargepole those nurses are some of the most prejudiced people, as far as they're concerned it's reasonable medical fact
i told her i was schizo, but she did not bat an eyelid.
 
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Will see if bro can step up to the plate and get his hands dirty.
 
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