An exploration of the UK unpaid carer's world

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TDH Health  - June 2016.    Update:  Teresa died on 22 April 2017

1    Health Summary  

   Mrs Harrison is 80 yrs old and these factors apply:

  1. fronto-temporal dementia – confirmed October 2014 - story

  2. dislocated and inoperable right hip socket so no control over her right leg

  3. no independent mobility – is 100% reliant on wheelchair, can transfer by herself from wheelchair to her own familiar armchair, but with difficulty and should be supervised

  4. wheelchair considerations combined with Teresa's frailty demanded a radical solution here 

  5. cannot stand unaided, needs help with dressing & washing

  6. needs hoists etc to get into and out of a bath

  7. severe arthritis including a twisted spine

  8. an oesophageal pouch so requires minced/puréed food

  9. diverticulitis causes occasional diarrhoea (not infectious)

  10. heart attack in 1980 and has taken blood pressure regulating medication since

  11. minor stroke in 2014

  12. nerve problems in her left arm which cause a lot of pain

  13. ankles/feet joints are 'fused' so cannot point feet to put into shoes

  14. macula degeneration so cannot cope with very bright rooms (usually has curtains half-drawn)

  15. Bowen's disease at left ankle confirmed mid-July 2016 - ideally - alleviated in October 

  16. Medication list and broad medical history here.


2   Links

pagetop      TDH Health summary June 2016  here