My Dad was sectioned on section 2 , 6 weeks ago, after a difficult day with him, at this point he never had not had a dementia diagnosis. ( he desperately needed help but refused to acknowledge he needed it ) He was placed in a specialist hospital and has been getting much worse since being there , he hates it there and get very angry that he is in, a prison ( as he sees it) and has to deal with other people that can be very difficult and aggressive and unfortunately he responds with aggression. He was never aggressive before going into this hospital. They reviewed after 28 days and told him he had to stay and they were moving onto section 3 and he became very angry and upset, causing problems and has to be restrained ( well I guess so from the bruising). They have since been drugging him and he has become very depressed and muddled and confused ( much more than ever before). We sort of accepted it as we thought perhaps we hadn't really seen how bad he had become and we knew he needed help, and we thought they were the experts and knew what they were doing.
On Wednesday he had a funny turn ( suspected stroke) and he was taken to the local general hospital, where he has been more compliant and allowed then to treat him ( something he wouldn't do at the specialist hospital. ( they have been putting drugs in his food and drink) Although he is still confused he has returned after a couple days off the drugs, to his pre sectioning state and is calm and managing quiet well. He has been told today he is going back after the weekend to the specialist hospital and has got really angry and un compliant again.
We tried to explain he needs to stay calm and his is managing to keep his anger at bay again.
It has been suggested by the normal hospital doctor that we should think about objecting to the section 3 as he has some mental capacity and that the turn he had could have been caused by some of the drugs they are giving him. They have done loads of test and physically he is ok for his age. despite a lot of medical issues.
My question (sorry to have taken so long to get there ) is. If we object and they take him off sectioning, will he just end up going home? because that would be as bad as he needs help which he has always refused. Also can we do it on his behalf??