Dementia: Seeking A Best Interest Decision

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I contacted Single Point of Access -Focus at 2.30 am to request a Best Interest Decision this morning on her future care and accommodation needs .

Maureen has kept me awake for most of the night because she has an infection.

I will seek an appointment with her GP this morning to try to prevent a heavy cold becoming something more serious.

A home visit may well be necessary and will be available if needed: we can always depend on Clee Medical Centre.

Our social worker is not working today so I have requested the Duty Manager to facilitate the Best Interest Decision.

To put it mildly, I am rather tired: no Care Partner can sustain being on duty 24/7.

Footnote: Posted a little earlier this morning in a quiet moment as Maureen sleeps.

 

 

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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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4 Responses to Dementia: Seeking A Best Interest Decision

  1. dbb34 says:

    You are so right, no one can be on duty 24/7 which is why many who try end up burnt out which is no help to anyone

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  2. dbb34 says:

    The trick is to recognise you are heading that way before it happens. So great you do which will, hopefully, lead to a workable outcome for you

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