1. Ovacomer

    Ovacomer Registered User

    Jul 16, 2013
    37
    My 91 year old mother has worked her way through carers going into her home, a live in carer, a residential home and now a home with a dementia unit. Her behaviour is getting very challenging - she sees she has nothing wrong and is refusing help with dressing and any intervention so much so that the staff feel like they are neglecting her. She also worries other residents and makes all sorts of demands. In many ways she is mentally alert which seems to be a contradiction! The staff are finding her a real challenge and there seems to be an indication that she needs to be elsewhere but where now? I have requested that she is seen by a dementia consultant for help with her management. Any advise, help or suggestions would be very welcome
    Thank You
     
  2. piph

    piph Registered User

    Feb 4, 2013
    1,530
    Northamptonshire
    Perhaps she needs to be an inpatient a specialist psychiatric unit so she can be assessed properly, and her needs determined. I think you've made the first move by asking for her to be seen by a dementia consultant. Maybe he/she may well suggest a short term section for your mum if her behavior is really as challenging as all that.
    Sorry if this sounds over the top, but until she is assessed by a specialist, I don't think it will be easy to find her a place in another unit. Good luck, and let us know how things go.
     

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