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Sharron Report 8 May 2009 22:34

I'm Sharron and I'm a carer.I didn't go on the last carers thread very often and I might not be on here much either but we need another carer's thread so here is one.

Been asked to add the name of the website

*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 8 May 2009 22:40

Sharron, thankyou so much for starting this thread, l know l will be asking you and everyone else's who adds to this threads advice in the near future. To everyone who is caring for someone l hope you have a good weekend. x


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 May 2009 23:17

Hi Sharron.
So glad to see you have started up the thread again. I was a ‘long distance’ carer for my parents. There are lot of lovely people here who can offer advice, share experiences or just ‘listen’ when you are down. All of us are ordinary people with a mutual concern for the wellbeing of our relatives. Young disabled, Special Needs or Elderly, it doesn’t matter. We, including lurkers, all have something to offer.
Have a good weekend.

Gillian Jennifer

Gillian Jennifer Report 8 May 2009 23:50

My job is to care, and I do just that, care XX..


Huia Report 9 May 2009 00:04

Thanks for the new thread Sharron. I just hope it lasts. I have been humbled by some of the things on the old thread. I thought I had things bad until I read how other people have it.


BrianW Report 9 May 2009 07:12

We are caring here for MIL, 88 with vascular dementia and her son, 43 with Downs.


Cynthia Report 9 May 2009 09:22

Well done Sharron. The old thread was so helpful to those many folk out there who are struggling to care for a loved one. Was the thread from last night deleted by the poster or whooshed by GR?? I mean the one asking where the carer's thread had gone. I sent a message to GR but have not had a reply as yet.

How are things with you Sharron?

Take care all.


LindaMcD Report 9 May 2009 10:31

I care for my husband with alzheimer's and have been very involved with the introduction of the specialist nurses (Admiral Nurses) in my area.

Yesterday it was decided as we no longer have the funding the service will cease at the end of the year a dreadful blow!!! These nurses are wonderful and are there for the family in much the same way as Macmillan nurses imagine the outcry if Macmillan's were being withdrawn!

So once again dementia is at the bottom of the pile. I am so sad for all the people who will now be without the support they so desperately need.



F Report 9 May 2009 12:06

Hello everyone :)

Just popped in to give my support. I have personal experience of autistic spectrum disabilities and am a specialist teacher in this area. If I can be of help to anyone, please pm me, would be pleased to help :)



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 May 2009 12:48

Thanks for the link could be useful to a lot of people.

Sharron, when you have a moment...would it be an idea to add it to your opening post?


Cynthia Report 9 May 2009 13:03

Linda, that's an absolute disgrace and must be devasting for you. Is there anyway you can fight this?

Hi Lorraine, I too am interested in ASD's. My daughter has Asperger's and I know there were other's on the old thread who were undergoing real probs. Hope they see this new thread.


AnninGlos Report 9 May 2009 13:07

I think the other thread will have gone because Hazel who started it is no longer a member, her subs ran out and she didn't renew.



Kerry Report 9 May 2009 15:10

hello all this thread will be great i have been a career for 18 years all sorts of homes including mental homes . i also care for my son who is autistic and has other disabilities and then my husband was involved in a serious road accident where someone went into him which has left him disabled so i know how hard it is to make sure you fit everything in also now my father is termally ill cancer all over and im expecting a baby it all can be done but hard work take care all and make sure you look after yourselfs aswell thankyou for this thread it will be nice to talk to other people who understand kerry xx


Sharron Report 9 May 2009 15:34

Have added the name of carers uk to opening post.

I don't add much because I seem to be having a walk in the park compared to some.

On Tuesday I have an inspector coming from the council to see about putting us down a band for council tax.That was something I learned about on the old thread.

Let us hope this one can do somebody some good too!

Jean (Monmouth)

Jean (Monmouth) Report 9 May 2009 19:59

Thank you for starting this up again. I was the one who asked about it being lost. So many seem to have found relief from their problems through discussing them.

*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 10 May 2009 09:15

Good morning to all carers.


SpanishEyes Report 10 May 2009 10:15

Good morning everyone, I am a specialist nurse in Dementia care and an advisor to providers of dementia care. I have alos cared for Father-in-law who had dementia, in fact inlaws lived with us for many years.
I may be able to offer advice or help people with contacts etc, I am in UK at the moment working in the field of elderly care both general and dementia.
Doesn't mean I know everything but willing to listen and support .


Linda G

Linda G Report 10 May 2009 10:34

Morning All,

Great thread.

Was carer for Mum and Dad till they both died.

Very awarding....but emotionally and physically draining.

Willing to support/chat to anyone who needs an ear.

Hope you all have a good day.

Linda x


Cynthia Report 10 May 2009 14:53

How is everyone coping today. There were several on the last thread who were really struggling but so brave. Hope they have seen this thread and feel they can share their probs with us again.

*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 11 May 2009 00:42

Hi Diane just wanted to say hi