I can't find the thread where someone (Luckygirl?) recommended the Alzheimer Society's Talking Point forum. Although I had given up on their main Web Site because I found it patronising to the point of 'teaching Granny to suck eggs', I had a look and LOVE it.
My first post was about the difficulties I was having trying to attend the local 'Caring with Confidence Course'. Although it was run on a Wednesday (the day when DH has just under 5 hours of so called Day Care, the organiser's insistence that Carers sign up for all 8 weeks and arrive sharp for a 10am start - impossible for me as Dh is not picked up by the mini bus until the back of 10 and course is held 5 miles away with a full car park by the time I arrive.
Back came a flurry of replies, Every one urged me not to bother with the course, learn everything I need on-line and treat Wednesdays as my 'day off'. This I have done. The past two Wednesday's I have gone swimming at the local pool followed by a look round the Thrift Shops and lunch out with my sister - heaven. I feel much the better of these mini breaks and am sure this is of greater benefit to DH than any amount of 'training'.
Yesterday brought two letters. One was our Council Tax bill complete with the 25% discount for someone with a severe mental illness which I applied for a month or so ago. The other was the programme for the Carer's Course with a highlighted note saying 'Please note the amended start time - now 10.30'
Granny23 Mon 26-Mar-18 11:55:16
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ninathenana Mon 26-Mar-18 17:54:43