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How to deal with hospital for alzheimers patients

overwhelmed1

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Chester
My father had to go into hospital for a week. He was diagnosed with alzheimers a couple of months ago. I have never seen him so distressed. The lack of concern by the hospital staff was truly unacceptable. What do we do if he ever needs hospital treatment again? I think he'd refuse it as the whole experience left him suicidal.
 

Noorza

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Talk to PALS, the hospital staff can tell you how to contact them, they are normally based at the hospital and are there to support patients and their families.
 

overwhelmed1

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Chester
Talk to PALS, the hospital staff can tell you how to contact them, they are normally based at the hospital and are there to support patients and their families.
Thanks, I'm going to contact them tomorrow with a view to going to meet them face to face and ask why my father was placed in such an inappropriate environment. It was really awful x thanks for replying x
 

3shirley

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My husband as been admitted to hospital and all the doctors can say its hard to say whats wrong but on the third time he was admitted it was a diffrent doctor and he gave him a scan and found bloodclot on the lung previous to that they just said because of dementia it was hard to say what was wrong feel like im banging my head against a brick wall

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overwhelmed1

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My husband as been admitted to hospital and all the doctors can say its hard to say whats wrong but on the third time he was admitted it was a diffrent doctor and he gave him a scan and found bloodclot on the lung previous to that they just said because of dementia it was hard to say what was wrong feel like im banging my head against a brick wall

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Hi, how is your husband coping being in hospital? How are you coping? x
 

3shirley

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Neil copes ok but i spend all day there to make sure he gets his meals and he is kept dry cos i have found him in some awful states

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overwhelmed1

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Neil copes ok but i spend all day there to make sure he gets his meals and he is kept dry cos i have found him in some awful states

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When my father was in hospital for a week I stayed with him each night and my mum did the days. I can't understand why these hospitals are treating dementia patients in such an inhumane way. I feel for you. How long has he had a diagnosis of dementia for?
 

3shirley

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Nov 28, 2013
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Neil has been diagnosed comming up 4 years he is in bed all the time now and needs full care its so sad just hope i can keep caring for him at home

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overwhelmed1

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Neil has been diagnosed comming up 4 years he is in bed all the time now and needs full care its so sad just hope i can keep caring for him at home

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I feel very sorry you are going through this. Do you get support from the social services? Your family? How heart breaking for you xx
 

3shirley

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Nov 28, 2013
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workington
I have a carer for half hour in morning and 15 mins at night i also get 3hours sit through the week i go to alzheimers support group every month which i get a lot of support dont know what i would do without them when i seen the peice on bbc news this morning about bill and his wife it was i was watching myself afew months ago as i have said neil now in bed all the time thanks for your concern

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overwhelmed1

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I have a carer for half hour in morning and 15 mins at night i also get 3hours sit through the week i go to alzheimers support group every month which i get a lot of support dont know what i would do without them when i seen the peice on bbc news this morning about bill and his wife it was i was watching myself afew months ago as i have said neil now in bed all the time thanks for your concern

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It is really dreadful what you are going through, most people have absolutely no idea I bet. My father has been diagnosed a few months ago and so I have all this to face. My mum also has an awful journey ahead. It's about time this country did all it could to help Alzheimer patients as there's going to be a massive increase in the next few years. You have my sympathy xx
 

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