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Old 12-12-12, 11:04 AM   #1
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Not sure if anyone can help. My daughter lives away from home but comes back to stay often. We have noticed that most times she comes to stay my husband who has HD ends up in one of his "rages", and we have come to the conclusion that the change of routine, people in the house etc etc is hard for him. We have especially noticed it around a meal table.

My daughter and her fiance are coming to stay over Christmas and wonder if anyone has any ideas to try and avoid a rage as much as we can, to help mick not to feel overloaded by everything and everybody.

Many thanks and peaceful Christmas to you all

S x
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Old 12-12-12, 03:42 PM   #2
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Hi, I found that with my son regarding anything that was out of his normal routine would tend to aggravate him. I tried wherever possible to give him plenty of notice of a change of routine and to keep reiterating to him so that he had plenty of time to absorb and get used to the idea of something different going to happen and just hope for the best, it did usually help.

As carers we do have to be inventive and a bit sneaky sometimes don;t we - its all a bit trial and error and finding what works for us.

Take care
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Old 12-12-12, 06:00 PM   #3
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I know what you mean, hubby can find it all over powering if it is too noisy, we too have son and girlfriend, youngest son, my mum and nephew and her dog, I am worried it will be too much as it may get a bit loud.

Sometimes he just needs some quiet time I am hoping he will be able to sit quiet if he needs to, and like Sue said will tell him about the arrangements before hand and try to include him to help if he wants. When he gets annoyed he does not tend to outburst at the boys but will take it out on me.

It is hard to know what to do for the best and keep everyone happy.
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