1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. Catherine.

    Catherine. Registered User

    Mar 26, 2015
    32
    Being recently diagnosed after an acute period of confusion , my dad had settled back into 'normal' mild forgetfulness, but then fell and broke his hip. Disaster! His hip is fixed but he is back to being acutely confused, mixed up with times, where he is, who I am etc etc, and keeps trying to get up. The staff have found him on the floor once, I'm so worried it's going to happen again. We are aiming to get him home ASAP with care coming in 4 times a day, and hope this 2nd bout of confusion will soon pass. In the meantime any advice to keep him safe would be appreciated. The ward staff cannot watch him 24/7, and I am visiting as much as I can.
     
  2. Havemercy

    Havemercy Registered User

    Oct 8, 2012
    121
    Hi Catherine - assuming your father is in a hospital ward - they should be providing a "special" who will sit with your father at all times to keep him safe -happens all the time where I work. Do ask why this is not happening and take it higher if necessary - eg the matron in charge. Best wishes and hope that things work out for your family.
     
  3. Catherine.

    Catherine. Registered User

    Mar 26, 2015
    32
    Thank you for your reply. He is in an acute orthopaedic ward. I will ask about a special nurse when I go in today, and let you know how I get on
     

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