My name is fifi and I am new to this forum. My mother in law has dementia and she has recently moved in with me and my family. I don’t know how to be patient as I am very impatient and I am very set in my own way. Dementia is new to our family. Everyday my patientence is being tested. I don’t know what to do!
Then think again, quickly!! This is NOT the solution.
Where was she living before?
Does she own her old home, or rent it?
When did Social Services last do a Needs Assessment?
When did you have a Carers Assessment?
Now tell us more about the problems you are having, and the care she needs.
What crisis led to the move?
Tell us what is actually happening. It’s properly normal within the field of dementia but new to you. It’s not an easy situation and people with dementia need professional help. With all the good will in the world. Looking after someone with dementia has to be one of the most difficult thing to do.
There are dementia stages …