Dementia: Bruised and Broken

Maureen has a black eye, extreme back pain and in the words of her son ‘has been broken’ by her spell in Ladysmith Road Care Home.  I am meeting the Manager on Monday to hear the results of her investigation into Maureen’s treatment whilst in her care.

I will also document all my concerns about Ladysmith Road Care Home for the attention of the Clinical Commissioning Group and our lawyers.  When I have time I will take similar action over my concerns with our Care Agency.

Our G P has confirmed that the results of tests on Maureen’s sample are negative and she has not had an infection.

The Home Treatment Team will carry out a Capacity Assessment of Maureen tomorrow morning.  This will inevitably lead to a Best Interest Meeting to determine how Maureen’s welfare can be protected.

The next step on our journey has now been taken out of my hands: I have to reluctantly accept that I am losing control of Maureen’s destiny.

 

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About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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2 Responses to Dementia: Bruised and Broken

  1. It is hard to “like” these posts, but I appreciate that you are posting your experiences during this difficult time. Many of us will share similar experiences.

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