My parents live in the far north of Norway.
Mum has Levy Body Dementia and been living in a care home for over two years.
Dad had a stroke 10 years ago and has been paralyzed and in a wheelchair for 10 years. He is 86. Mum was his carer. Since she got ill and moved out, he has had to learn to live on his own with his disability. It has been going well. He has wrap around care, nurses coming around 3 times per day. My elderly aunt (80) does his shopping, and I handle his banking from London, and take care of his admin.
He has a couple of friends that look in on him and help him with other stuff in his rambling old 3 storey house, with a massive garden and an orchard.
Now he wants to see his GP and get himself checked over for Dementia. He says he is shocked at his memory, and worry about his own thought processes. He says he is beginning to feel that his grasp of what is happening around him is changing.
I should say, he has always been a man of great intellect and intelligence. I guess it is a good sign that he wants the diagnosis. But what now?
What if he too gets a dementia diagnosis? What will happen in terms of him living on his own? He says he will die in his house, he wont ever move.
My dad asked me how to go about getting a Dementia Diagnosis
QuintessentialOldDear · 06/06/2013 09:43
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