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TOPIC: PIP Q3 preparing food

PIP Q3 preparing food 2 months 6 days ago #219266

Hi can anyone please help. I am completing questions 3 preparing food. I have very painful stiff wrists which cause me problems when cooking ie carrying a saucepan to strain at the sink as I have scolded my hand before now and also My husband has to be with me when I prepare food as I tend to leave the gas on and the tap running as I have very bad short term memory but I can use a microwave so do I answer
3c cannot cook using cooker but can use a microwave , no problem. Or
3e needs supervision or assistance to cook a meal
Thanks I’m so confused already and only one question 3.
Thank you.

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PIP Q3 preparing food 2 months 6 days ago #219278

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Lin

Only you can decide this. but choosing one Descriptor does not preclude you meeting another, I would argue for all that you might meet. You will only show that you should be scored for using a microwave by showing that you cannot reliably use a hob on the majority of days.

Those assessing you will likely say that there is no need for you to lift a heavy, hot pan of water or similar you can remove the food from the pan whilst it is still on the hob using a slotted spoon and a plate.

Re the microwave, this still requires you to prepare and cook a meal using fresh ingredients, prepared meals do not count.

Are there any examples of you causing a flood or a fire when cooking? This will help to support your claim. Do you have a diagnosed condition where problems with memory would be an expected symptom? You will need to show a reason why you have the memory problems, those assessing have a limited view of what can cause this issue.

Are there other circumstances where you need supervision, for example; Washing and Bathing? It will help if you can show that your memory problems are not just limited to the kitchen.

Gordon

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PIP Q3 preparing food 2 months 6 days ago #219287

Thank you for your prompt reply.
I have flooded the kitchen and bathroom several times, I have also singed my clothing and burnt myself where I have forgotten to turn the hob off I have also cut myself several times when trying to cut up vegetables . My memory problems are caused br my fibromyalgia and the morphine based pain medications. I actually got assessed by the dementia clinic as I have also got small vessel ischemic disease but the diagnosis for the short term memory problems is due to fibromyalgia pain and medication.
So I’m still confused. I can use a microwave if someone prepares the food, is that an acceptable answer.
Thanks again
Lin

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PIP Q3 preparing food 2 months 6 days ago #219289

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Lin777 wrote: So I’m still confused. I can use a microwave if someone prepares the food, is that an acceptable answer.
Thanks again
Lin


You can but you are actually saying that you cannot use a microwave as the test still requires you to prepare the food before you cook it in the microwave.

Gordon

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PIP Q3 preparing food 2 months 6 days ago #219291

So could I go for 3e ? It’s so confusing
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Lin

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PIP Q3 preparing food 2 months 6 days ago #219292

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Lin777 wrote: So could I go for 3e ? It’s so confusing
Thanks
Lin


Yes, you can but you must do the groundwork to show that you do not meet any of the lower scoring Descriptors. Remember you also need to be able to complete the activity reliably and on the majority of days.

Gordon
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