It has been a bumpy ride. Mum has been a sufferer of mixed Vascular Dementia and Alzheimers for six years now and was committed to an Assessment Centre (Sectioned) for nine weeks before Christmas as her behaviour was putting herself in danger was totally unacceptable and inapropriate She was brought home by the Police four times and we were unable to contain her. Very scary! She was brought home on a months trial before Christmas after reassessment. During this time her medication was altered.
Today mum got thrown out of Debenhams by security. They followed her round the shop and told her that the coats were very expensive as if she was going to shoplift one. She knew exactly which one she was going to buy and had the money on her, but was not allowed to buy it ......... What on earth could have happened??? She was very bemused by the whole episode and I have to say so am I and I shall be visiting said department store to investigate on Saturday and maybe a little education on Dementia
"You know us taxi drivers will not pick her up if she carries on like this" Quote from taxi driver the other day "You do realise that she has D
ementia dont you?" (me) "So what" answer from driver after mum had spent her taxi money and was knocking on our door for it as she sometimes does. She uses the rank almost every day and is therefore a good customer that maybe takes a bit more time as she talks endlessly but the journey is only 5 mins
For those who now my situation, my mother is still out and about and now jumping in taxis which is a better way to end her journey of an evening (We have made ourselves known to the taxi company). I have had a interview with a Social worker who has arranged to have her taken into a Day Centre twice a week and monitor her condition so that if there are any changes on a week to week basis they can be acted upon (She thinks that she is helping others by going!). A memory clinic specialist doctor