As the majority of professional staff are not at work today I will deal with our experiences on Saturday morning tomorrow. What I am intending to do is to suggest an interim Code of Conduct for Care Agencies and Carers. This will hopefully avoid a stranger arriving on our doorstep, ever again, without: any prior knowledge of Maureen; our set up; or training in dementia awareness.
Todays post is my tentative attempt to help family members be supportive over Christmas. It is a copy of an Email that I sent yesterday to clear up any misunderstanding over our capacity during the Festive period:
‘There have been significant changes in Maureen’s presentation in the last couple of weeks. Periods of confusion are more frequent and intensive. Maureen tires easily and sleeps a lot. I disconnect the landline when she is resting.