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Thread: O/T Bri's next charity night.

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    O/T Bri's next charity night.

    Hi lads ive just booked my 4th charity night, this time at the trades club on 15th July..hope this time the trades doesn't shut without notice 3 weeks before eh?..lol
    Anyhow i'll be doing it in aid of dementia & diabetes as my Dad has dementia & a few of my family members suffer from diabetes so its my way of putting something back i guess.
    Tickets will be 5 and i'll start selling them in the new yr sometime.
    I'll let you know further details later on...just thought i'd gove you all a heads up on it..hope you can all get to it..really want to fill the trades.
    Cheers Bri
    Last edited by CAMiller; 11-08-2017 at 05:44 AM.

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    I'm making this a sticky as it'll save time on bumping it. I'll also leave it open for everyone to post on it.

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    Cheers pal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vespabri View Post
    Hi lads ive just booked my 4th charity night, this time at the trades club on 15th July..hope this time the trades doesn't shut without notice 3 weeks before eh?..lol
    Anyhow i'll be doing it in aid of dementia & diabetes as my Dad has dementia & a few of my family members suffer from diabetes so its my way of putting something back i guess.
    Tickets will be 5 and i'll start selling them in the new yr sometime.
    I'll let you know further details later on...just thought i'd gove you all a heads up on it..hope you can all get to it..really want to fill the trades.
    Cheers Bri
    Great to see you still looking to help others ...looking forward to supporting you pal

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    Cheers Brin....!!

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    Well done Bri and good luck. My mother is in a similar position to your dad.

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    Well done from me BRI.

    My mum had dementia and it is a most awful illness which attracts the worst of care from the NHS.

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    Great stuff Bri.

    There cant be many people on the planet who cant relate to these causes pal.

    Top bloke!!

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    Count me in for a really good cause.
    Hope you raise a decent amount.

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    Good Luck Bri

    My Dad who is 95 has had dementia for some years now and having fallen recently, he underwent surgery for a broken hip a month ago. Kempo is spot on, the treatment/care he had in hospital was laughable and none of the nursing staff had a clue when it came to nursing him. They complained to me that he wasn't eating or drinking or taking medicines. They didn't realise that by putting medicines on his bedside table and telling him to swallow them that he would forget to do that seconds after they had left him. It wasn't a case of not wanting to eat or drink or take medicines, he just didn't know how to.

    We now have him back at his care home where they love him to bits. This time though he won't make it. Trauma from the fall will end his life according to the doctor and I reckon he has only a few weeks left if that. He won't get out of bed now and that means a 30% muscle deterioration within 10 days. He is just about drinking but eating nothing. For the first time last week he didn't know who I was. Dad I said I'm Pete, your son but there was an unemotional response. Seconds later he asked if I was a very good friend. I told him I was.

    I have found the best way to reignite something within him is to play a CD of war time songs - Vera Lynn. Suddenly he breaks into song. Painful for us but smashin to see him having a great time.

    As you will know Bri, the last 5-7 years have been a haul, dealing with a person you care about who struggles to communicate and where inside his head, confusion reigns. Dementia is a terrible disease.

    I won't be there in body on your night Bri but in spirit yes and like before, I will support you financially.

    Good luck mate and well done.

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    Very similar to my experiences with my mum a few years ago Pete and another disgrace that things haven't improved.

    As you say,it is the norm for staff to just leave food at the bedside and then collect it untouched making no attempt to help the patient eat.

    I am pleased that at least your dad is in a decent care home and I hope he spends the last bit of his life with dignity and comfort....surely that's the least our elderly deserve rather than being vilified for living too long and being accused of 'blocking' hospital beds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kempo View Post
    Very similar to my experiences with my mum a few years ago Pete and another disgrace that things haven't improved.

    As you say,it is the norm for staff to just leave food at the bedside and then collect it untouched making no attempt to help the patient eat.

    I am pleased that at least your dad is in a decent care home and I hope he spends the last bit of his life with dignity and comfort....surely that's the least our elderly deserve rather than being vilified for living too long and being accused of 'blocking' hospital beds!
    Kind words Kempo - thanks

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    I will be happy to support you on this one from afar, Bri. Like most of the other posters on this thread I've had my brush with dementia. My mother struggled with it for several years and although I miss her terribly now she's gone, it was a relief in some ways to put an end to all the misery. If we can do anything to improve the quality of life for people who are affected by this, it will be for the good. I would also want to support the diabetes cause since my grandmother died of it.

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    Those feelings re your mother CT are mirrored by myself exactly.

    Dementia is the 'long goodbye' and a very unpleasant goodbye it is.

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    Heartbraking isn't it lads!!!
    Ive raised abit for BHF as my neice has a blocked valve in her heart..then i raised abot for Cancer as my Mum was diagnosed 5 times with it over the years until it beat her 2 yrs ago..i idolised her.
    Now its my turn to do my bit for Dementia (my Dads in Chery tree home on fenton rd, and diabetes as my cousin& aunty are suffering with it)..its just my way of helping my other family members.
    Seeing my Dad sat on the care home corridor floor banging on the walls..having to fully clean him up from the waste down myself ... trying to remind him who his Wife was from photos is only the tip of the iceberg..and the rate in which he's deteriorated since going into the home on sept 8th is freightening.
    Set 8th eh..my birthday..what a feckin day that was.
    He doesn't want to be here anymore..its plain to see..
    Pete...i feel for ya pal i really do.

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    Hi VespaBri
    Most of us go through life supporting various appeals and we think we've done ok, a fiver here and there, but its people like yourself who take it to another level by actually DOING something about the terrible illnesses that can befall any of us. Your a credit to this site, your family and mankind in general . Well done

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    Thanks mate, just trying to do my bit...

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    Well done vespabri lad..your a credit to the human race.

    Seeing first hand the heartbreak that dementia causes with my Nan..a very hard thing to deal with..breaks my heart every time I see her.

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    Terrible isn't it rev....!
    Thanks.

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    Just an update...the Entertainer will be doing a bit of stand up comedy on the night..get yourselves down to the trades everyone..be great to see you all.

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