I had intended this blog to focus on my planned trip to India in a couple of weeks; readers will […]
I hadn’t laughed so much (about me, A and C’s stupidity) since arriving in Rotherham; this is the secret to significant improvements in health.
None of my patients seem to fit-into pathways, and that is a problem, for, as I say, the system is bedevilled with them.
How many older people enter hospital and never leave? Are never aware that the paramedics who carry them from their living-room floor will never bring them back; their secrets, mementos, curios, stashed-away in corners only to be discovered by relatives when clearing-out the house after they have moved-on or died.
Rod’s Blogs, Poems, etc. Table of Contents I search for meaning. 6 ‘Behavioural’ 8 10 Years. 10 10 years. 11 […]
This medicine is an old-fashioned anti-depressant, taken in small doses to help pain caused by nerve injury or damage – we call this neuropathic;
Even Stephen King says that dementia keeps him awake at night.
Sure, we know that unnecessary hospitalisation is bad, but what about inappropriate institutionalisation?
Boab hands me my phone and is longer shouting, he is calm the rest of the day and the next.
There’s no need to talk to me like that. I was just trying to help. Don’t, swear either, and, […]
I know it is Christmas Eve Day & all, but, I couldn’t help myself – you see, the way it […]
Dr Rod Kersh’s first blog for us is about Urinary Tract Infections or UTI’s. At Dementia Congress this year, we […]
You hear this term all the time nowadays, at least, if you work in an NHS hospital, are an inpatient […]
72 hours after admission Nigel has become distressed. Anxious and fearful, he wants to leave the hospital, he can’t understand why we won’t let him go, he feels we are trying to harm him, poison him, deprive him of his liberty.
There is a phrase that is consistent across the fields of dementia, delirium and person-centred care, that is, if you […]
I have been struggling with this recently. Or, at least, some of my team have found this a tricky instruction […]