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Helen F
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16 of 19  Fri 14th Jan 2022 6:15pm  
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The problem for non internet solutions is how to alert those that need to know before they know they need to know? How often do we get stuff through the door and discard it thinking we don't need it? Then you do. Tonnes of leaflets get posted in doctors' waiting room but how often do we pick any up? The main reason I'm not a fan of Age UK is because when I needed advice they had nothing to give other than a leaflet full of the very, very obvious. There was nothing, not even a web site with deeper things to think about to help the life of someone elderly and unwell. Social Services were even worse and couldn't grasp that even self funded people could do with advice. Even the dementia specialists were useless. They knew my Dad had had 2 serious strokes but never told him he needed to give up driving and get his affairs in order. When he'd had the third stroke and he absolutely had to stop driving they shrugged and said that he wouldn't understand them telling him to stop driving. All they ever did was monitor his decline. Taking money under false pretences, the lot of them. What we achieved was done out of our own imagination and knowing Mum and Dad very well. How many people in that state have 3, Degree level adults and the best the internet can come up with, sorting out the day to day troubles, including transport? There are still things that we could have done better. I spent too much time sorting problems out and not enough time doing nice stuff with them. All the while the hospital and the GP sent letters to my Dad, even though they had records to say that he could no longer read and at one point sent a letter for a routine appointment while he was upstairs in the stroke ward. Talk about no shows. It's a far bigger problem than buses.
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argon
New Milton
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17 of 19  Fri 14th Jan 2022 7:25pm  
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Anyone out there with Pukka pies in their fridge? I have just taken some out from our Tesco delivery and find the use by date is Jan 18th 2006. I assume it is mislabelling but be aware.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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18 of 19  Fri 14th Jan 2022 7:50pm  
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Yes Philip, it did take a while, he had to be ready 2 hours before the appointment time, and sometimes he had to wait to come back but a lot of the time they would send him home in a taxi. Even if he could have driven there he could not have walked from the car park, and trains and buses were out of the question for the same reason. So really not much choice. Could not expect someone to take him every workday for 4 weeks.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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19 of 19  Sat 15th Jan 2022 5:30pm  
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It seems to me we have the same troubles/problems here too and not always the major present issue in the headlines. I would love to visit my doctor and get as much time with her as I do in the waiting room. Even then she sits there tapping away on her computer entering information that I know already. Grrrrrrrr. Roll eyes
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