Hi everyone. Just found this place, after following Headway on Facebook and Twitter. Have found all your posts really interesting.
My mum had a minor stroke in 2012 which affected her memory and ability to select the right words. It didn't seem too bad in the first year or so, and she was having tests etc at hospital and drs. The symptoms seemed to have plateaud and she was no longer having medical appts. My dad didnt seem too concerned and she said she was ok every time we asked.
However in the last year or so, we have all noticed a difference in Mum's memory, but also mental state and loss of inhibition - saying inappropriate things, asking personal questions and has little tact. She has perhaps always had tendancies to do this... But it has definitely become much more obvious, regular and upsetting for us. She lost her mum almost a year ago, so I dont know if this is a factor in the changes we are seeing.
There is a new Headway charity shop in our local town which I know Mum has visited and taken leaflets from. But she hasn't made any further contact. I think there are 2 reasons for this. She forgets. And she doesnt think she's as bad as we think she is. She says her GP says there's nothing else to be done for her, but I don't believe it.
I would really like some advice and guidance as to what I can do to help, where I can go to get better advice and how I can support my parents.
I have emailed Headway with similar info and request, but interested in people's experience and advice here too. Thanks.