In the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Network for Dementia we are working to increase knowledge and understanding of delirium. This is a state of reversible confusion and disorientation that occurs more frequently in those living with dementia and at times can be mistaken for dementia itself. It isn’t, dementia, that is. It is different, withContinue reading “This afternoon I described death.”
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Now we are learning that language, behaviour, how we behave and relate to people living with dementia is probably more important than the medicine;
CRP – aka un-person-centred care
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.
Disaster avoided (2)
His autonomy was not violated. We reached a conclusion that avoided any crossing of boundaries between care and carer.