Perhaps this could be applied to the Panorama programme?but if the appearance of my posts is more important than the content, then ... ?????
I would not dream of commenting on the spelling of those people who cannot spell as you or I would choose to spell, nor on thier chosen sentence-structure, so if I decide to use capital letters
yes only if they have a Severe learning disabilityForgive me if I am wrong, but schoolchildren these days ... and even undergraduates at University .. are allowed to pass exams by using TEXT-SPEAK.
anything to ease her aggitation and suffering.
was I wrong to not question this?
in the end, it is terminal, why should we question drugs that help "quality of life"
If they advance the end of life, is this so bad, after all, quality of life has long since gone.
This really only applies to care homes though. I very much doubt that a dementia sufferer living in their own home with a family caregiver gets anti-psychotic meds within a month, or several months for that matter. So family caregivers have to muddle through, using whatever support they can find to manage the situation.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Valium did have a detrimental effect. My mother was on temazepam for several years in ever increasing dosages for insomnia prior to her strokes. When she came out of hospital after those (and coming off these addictive drugs cold turkey) I gave her one (she had been taking 3) one night when she couldn't settle - and oh boy, never again. Also, having taken valium before surgery myself, I can definitely say that it slows you down intellectually.