Susan, my opinion (& it is only that, no such experience with an AD patient) would be, if at all possible, get the medics to present that verdict to her, in no uncertain terms. She will not accept it easily, if at all, but at least that will make them "the bad guys", not you & Mum. Also if possible, explain to the Doctor/s etc. BEFOREHAND that it will be a difficult thing to persuade her to accept this course of action, so that they are prewarned. And again, if it gets as far as a care home, explain to the medics. & staff there, so that they know what is going to hit them!susan.wisdom said:... she has no idea at all how she got to hospital or who found her, nor does she have any idea she will never go back home. That will be the hardest thing to do. Is it best to come from us or the hospital? Any advice gratefully received.
Back at the beginning of November you told us
Are you presently in touch with her Doctor (GP)? Is it still on the cards that your Aunt would be sectioned & assigned to a care home for her own safety?susan.wisdom said:With this the nurse took all the insulin and is contacting the doctor.
We are awaiting the next stage. The doctor will either have to give her back her insulin and let her get on with giving herself too much and ending unconscious again or get her sectioned and taken back to hospital. They would have to do this with her kicking and screaming or sedate her.
By whatever means that decision is made, my feeling is certainly that you should try to keep your Mum & yourself BEHIND the fan when the **** hits it, as it surely will from what you have told of of your Aunt's temperament.
And whilst my words and advice may sound cold & harsh, please know that I find the whole horrible mess absolutely heart-breaking, and feel the greatest sympathy for you & your Mum, AND for your Aunt.
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