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J.Riddle 12:38 Thu Nov 7
Dementia in Thailand?
A friend told me that they have sent their Father who has Dementia in their 80s to a dementia care home there. He has not twigged it yet, still thinks he's in Blighty. Savings are considerable and the care is second too none apparently as they respect the elderly.

I know there are a fair few Thai ermm experts on here. Any thoughts on this as I was thinking of lining up a family member if he goes doolally.

Would he get a happy ending!

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Westham67 9:54 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
If a true story then quite frankly your fried is cunt because he wont be looked after there at all

J.Riddle 7:41 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
Perhaps we can send Pelligrini as he seems to have lost his marbles.

J.Riddle 7:39 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
The other thing they said due to the aforementioned is that the Thai care home industry is booming, so must be providing something others are lacking?

J.Riddle 7:32 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
Unlike WHO to cast aspersions.

Cheezey Bell-End 2:07 Sat Nov 9
Yes this family are well off and visit frequently, it is more about Thailand being chosen by them on recommendation, I have never been to Thailand so have no knowledge, but if I understand correctly from them due to Thai culture and Buddhist religion the elderly are treated with respect and dignity, I maybe wrong but there are many with Thai knowledge on here so posted out of interest. I was told the cost is still not cheap, but around half the cost of UK of 75k per annum, which helps pay for visits. They said the old fella seems very happy and they are with the care he receives.

ak37 1:01 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
Know some people who work in care homes.
Some of the stuff that goes on in those places is scary.

That's the main reason her father was placed in a Thai dementia care home. They visited several and weren't convinced, they said many of the staff are economic migrants with limited English and appear to have very little empathy.

Spandex Sidney 5:26 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
The strange thing is that doctors have been helping people into the afterlife for years. A relative died a while ago after years of Alzheimer's. According to his end of life pathway they stopped feeding and watering him (he had not been conscious for months) and a week later the doctor was called to administer 'pain relief'. Nice big short of morphine and he breathed his last about 10 mins later.

We shook the hand of the doctor and thanked him for his care. This has always been the way and everyone can sleep easy thinking it doesn't happen. Read about George V. His doctor did it earlier in the evening so his death could be reported in the morning papers!

That fucker Shipman made medics nervy about it.

Mart O 4:45 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
There's a few I wouldn't mind assisting with dying.

swotc.

Probably.

joyo 4:13 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
Sleazy Bell End wants to retire and have end of life care in Thailand....
Even in dementia he wants to sucked off by nurse with a dick!

joe royal 3:46 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
An assisted dying law wound not mean more people die , it would mean less people suffer.

bruuuno 3:04 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
*packs up rods and goes home in a huff*

Mike Oxsaw 2:57 Sat Nov 9
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Cheezey Bell-End 2:07 Sat Nov 9

Most of the ex-pats (over 65) I know there haven't "officially" retired to Thailand. They just renew the annual visa as per normal.

The need to leave the country every 3 months to revalidate the annual visa also seems to be changing - several people have claimed that they've now only needed to go to their local immigration office, and even that trip mat be replaced by an on-line representation soon (but that's a Thai "soon", so...).

But the underlying sentiment still holds. If the parent made the choice to end their life there, then fine, but otherwise...

Nurse Ratched 2:10 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
I am hoping that by the time I need it, the law will have relaxed on assisted dying to include 'not wanting to be a burden' and I'll be able to choose to go out on my own terms.

Cheezey Bell-End 2:07 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
I would expect that the patient would still need to meet the financial requirements of a Thai retirement visa, which has to be renewed every year. That would mean either parking 800,000 baht in a Thai bank and then paying for the care, or transferring 65,000 baht a month (£1675 currently according to XE).
Many people, myself included, would love to retire there, and would have no problem going through end of life care there. I think to abandon someone there to save money is a bit much though.
Then there's the small matter of disposal of the body.
This is something that needs to be discussed with the person while they still have their marbles as they might think it a good idea.

Spandex Sidney 1:12 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
If this was about people sending their elderly here from abroad it would be in the Brexit thread with 5 pages of reactionary outrage.

The fact you would want to send a loved one to another country because it's cheaper is appalling. No matter what their capacity is, YOU wouldn't be able to see them as much, says much about you I guess that the money is more important than spending time with them at the end of their life.

Health care is free in the UK but not social care. But don't worry, if they don't have the money to pay for their care then the council will put a charge on their house to pay for it. So 'you' don't have to pay for someone else's care, ever. They pay it, you just inherit less.

What a grubby, self-serving little post. And being on WHO it's up against some pretty stiff competition.

gph 1:07 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
So glad that my family has had no experience with dementia. Our bodies give out before our brains.

That's what I want to happen to me, too.

ak37 1:01 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
Know some people who work in care homes.
Some of the stuff that goes on in those places is scary.

Old folk work their entire lives, pay off their mortgage. They enjoy a few years of relaxation and then have to sell their home to pay for their care in a shitty home.
Think I’d rather go to dignitas.

Mart O 12:49 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
Outsourcing your parents to Thailand ?

FOMB.

Or should that be offshoring...?

Mike Oxsaw 11:35 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
"A friend told me that they have sent their Father who has Dementia in their 80s to a dementia care home"...

Has this "friend" has a new patio installed recently?

Asking for "a friend".

Vexed 11:32 Sat Nov 9
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What a cheapskate shitbag cunt. Shame on anyone considering this, you absolute fucking PEASANTS.

Manuel 7:52 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
Is this actually a serious question? Pack your own Mother on her last legs to the other side of the world, the question doesn't even deserve an answer, and can only imagine what other folk would be saying about you.

Mike Oxsaw 7:36 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
Interesting thing about the distance.

Two of my brothers lived within 7 miles of our mother and had done so for about 40 years. She used to moan at the fact that she saw more of me & my kids then them and theirs - and we only got over from mainland Europe once a month at the most.

During the last weeks of her life, when she was long away with the faeries, not knowing day from night, they took it in turns to hold vigil on her rapidly fading being, taking great umbrage that I was unable to do the same. Then were not the moments to spend time with her.

I can understand moving away from ones parents due to the need to find gainful employment, but moving your parent(s) away from you? Just don't wash.

bruuuno 3:50 Sat Nov 9
Re: Dementia in Thailand?
Sounds like a good way of doing it. If you’re going to just sit in a chair all day you could be anywhere.

I’m looking at a few places in Bulgaria for my mum who turns 70 this year. Cheap as chips and not too far to visit occasionally. We are thinking it’s better for her to go over there sooner rather than later in case the travelling proves difficult.

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