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Good morning and welcome to the new week. I hope it's as good as it can be for everyone.

I'd just like to welcome any new members who joined us this week, whether they posted or not. I hope you'll find this community a welcoming and useful resource for you.

Next, thanks for a lively debate over the weekend on GPS trackers for those with dementia. I can now report back to my sister on all of your very valuable and valid opinions and suggestions. (I wish my sister would come and join us here herself, and perhaps I might be able to persuade her one day soon!)

I was so pleased to hear about the Herbert Protocol from lell1, as another means of keeping dementia sufferers safe, and I've pinned the post which explains about it, so it can be accessed easily if anyone has need of it in future.

Lastly thanks as always for all your contributions. It's good to hear from you all.

Wishing you all well in this coming week.

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Hi Callendersgal and all of you wonderful people on this site.

I haven't been that active recently because I have been spending precious time with my parents.

My lovely dad who suffered from a condition called MSA (multiple system atrophy) passed away aged 82 on Friday 31st Jan. He was surrounded by his family and it was mercifully peaceful.

The condition had taken his mobility, speech and parts of his cognition, but he faced each hurdle with strength and resilience. I am in awe of his mental and physical strength in the face of such a beast of a disease.

In time, I hope to have happier memories of a kind, gentle father with a wicked sense of fun. He was the person who gave me my love of nature and who taught me the names of wild flowers and who supported me through thick and thin. As I am sure you all know, when you lose a parent, words cannot express the depth of your grief.

Thank you so much for all your support over the years. I will continue to remain in the group and will share the knowledge I have developed over these years of caring to try to help others. My wonderful mum is showing the signs of dementia so I think it would be beneficial to gain support for her. I really think that carers are the unsung heroes of society as you provide such an essential but largely hidden service.

Sending love to you all.

Helen xx

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CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to Hellebelle

Thanks Helen, for a wonderful supportive post, and may I offer you my deepest condolences on the recent loss of your dad. He was clearly deeply loved and must be a huge loss to you all.

We totally understand that you have been less active on the forum recently. Problems arise and go away for us all in cycles and there's not always time to devote to being here much.

But it goes without saying that we hope you'll stick around in the longer term, whatever's happening. We highly value your expertise and knowledge of caring and you too have been a great support to others. Thinking of you at this time of such sorrow in your life and thanks for taking the time to write such a heartfelt post. Love and best wishes.

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sassy59Ambassador in reply to Hellebelle

Sad to hear of the loss of your dear dad. He certainly was loved and cared for leaving you with wonderful memories which you will always treasure.

It will be good to see you on the forum whenever you feel able as you are a very supportive member.

Wishing you well and hoping your dear mum has all the support she needs, you too of course. Xxxx

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Hellebelle in reply to sassy59

Thank you for your kind words, they are very much appreciated at this very sad time.

Helen x

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Lynd in reply to Hellebelle

So sorry to hear your sad news x

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Hellebelle in reply to Lynd

Thank you Lynd. Helen xx

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Jennymary in reply to Hellebelle

So sorry for your loss, I'll be thinking of you, your mum and the rest of the family over the coming days and weeks, xxx

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Hellebelle in reply to Jennymary

Thank you so much for thinking of me and my family. Helen x

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FredaE in reply to Hellebelle

Thank you Helen. I am so glad that you will be staying with us on this site as you have posted such helpful things.

Like you I felt that the knowledge that we have gained has been at such a terrible price that it would be very wrong to waste it and also that any help we can give to other sufferers is in a way a memorial to your lovely dad and my husband. It will take time but you will find yourself remembering him as he was, not what he became.

Take care of yourself


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Hellebelle in reply to FredaE

Thank you Freda, for those words of comfort. You have expressed my thoughts entirely about staying on the site. My dad was so selfless and I am sure he would have wanted me to try to help others. Helen xx

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Thank you for your lovely post Callendersgal, always kind and supportive. Congratulations on becoming a moderator too, you’re the right person for the job in my opinion.

The debate on keeping dementia sufferers safe was very interesting and I hope your sister finds any information useful. It would be good to welcome her to the forum one day.

Wishing yourself and everyone a really good week, we’re always here for each other. Take care all. Xxxx

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CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to sassy59

Lovely post sassy59 and thanks for those kind words directed to me. I’m happy to have become the moderator of the group and will try my hardest to keep us a lively and safe place to be. But of course I always have and always will appreciate greatly all the support that you give too as a lovely and helpful ambassador for our group. Thanks again xx

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sassy59Ambassador in reply to Callendersgal

This is a great group to be part of and keeping it a lively and safe place to be is paramount. We’ll all work together to that end I’m sure.

Thank you for your thoughtful, kind reply. Enjoy the rest of your day. Roll on Spring. Xxxx😘

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CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to sassy59

Spring is definitely next on my agenda sassy59. Let’s all wish for it really hard! Xxx

I'm sure you will be a great moderator.

Congratulations and thanks for giving your time to us all. Thanks also to Sassy who is always supportive of us all.

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sassy59Ambassador in reply to Lynd

Thank you Lynd, your kind words mean a lot. Xxx

Can I say spring is officially on the way as the trees outside my flat are showing tiny sprigs of blossom on them

Callendersgal profile image

Fabulous to hear Jennymary. A reason to feel cheerful.

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