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Keeping Mum: Caring for Someone with Dementia Marianne Talbot Understanding the Person with Dementia: Study Day Oxford Brookes University 11 th June 2013.

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1 Keeping Mum: Caring for Someone with Dementia Marianne Talbot Understanding the Person with Dementia: Study Day Oxford Brookes University 11 th June 2013

2 This is my Mum and Dad, Philip and Lesley Talbot, on their wedding day in November 1939

3 My parents had been married for 61 years 19 days when my Dad died in 2000

4 Caring for Dad would have been a lot easier if he had had an Enduring Power of Attorney (Now called Lasting Powers of Attorney)

5 In 1999 Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimers rdash.nhs.uk

6 In 2003 Mum came to live with me

7 Social Services became involved wlga.gov.uk

8 Things became more difficult as Mums mind fragmented actionforageing.com

9 I was exhausted lifeischange.wordpress.com

10 A time came when I couldnt care for Mum at home any more carehome.co.uk

11 Mum was in the home until, in April 2009, she died

12 Caring is not all doom and gloom…

13 k Facebook:keeping mum book

14 I am delighted to talk to you today You have chosen an honourable profession and I wish you all the best I should be delighted to take questions


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