One patient recently attempted to resuscitate her (toy) baby when the batteries ran-out.
If you watch the Robin Williams / Oliver Sacks movie/book Awakenings you will see what dopamine can and cannot do to the brain.
On bingo days she misses her water tablets.
This is home, this is it, regimented, part of an institution; not what Jake had expected, not part of his life-plan, his bucket list of activities. But then, what to do?
Sure, we know that unnecessary hospitalisation is bad, but what about inappropriate institutionalisation?
We are constantly working to refine the ways that people, particularly those who are older and frail interface with the health and social care system.