1. Ovacomer

    Ovacomer Registered User

    Jul 16, 2013
    37
    My 91 year old mother is in a specialist dementia unit and she has recently being having episodes of paranoia. She appears terrified that the staff are attacking her and wants to make sure her stick is near by in case they approach her - she is clearly very upset about it. The most recent episode can be traced back to when the paramedics tried to examine her because she had an episode of breathlessness but not otherwise. I think it is highly unlikely that the staff have done anything to her but with all the news about people being abused in care homes I wonder if I am ignoring something. How would I go about investigating it as it could open up a can of worms or offending the staff so much that we have to find (yet) another home
    many thanks
     
  2. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,042
    Hi Ovacomer

    Have you tried discussing it with the manager in the first instance? I don't think you would offend any staff that are understanding because they should understand your concerns. In my experience paranoia is based on some experience be that a past one or a current one. She obviously needs a lot of reassurance.

    Hope some other people will respond
    Best wishes
    Sue
     
  3. BLONDY

    BLONDY Registered User

    Oct 29, 2011
    78
    2000 MILES AWAY
    The saying no smoke without fire have you checked for bruising just rub her arms gently Yes dementia Alzheimer's patients get a bee in their bonnet over a particular thing but better never to have regrets.

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