Refusal to eat and drink

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Lat3, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Lat3

    Lat3 Registered User

    Oct 15, 2015
    2
    West Midlands
    My husband has behavouiral variant Fronto temporal dementia, for the last 2 weeks he has been refusing food and drink,not even snacking. The advise I have been given from the Mental Health Team is to take him to A/E if I think he is becoming dehydrated.
    Sadly this happened on Sunday last spoke to 111 who sent a paramedic ,he deemed that hubby did not have capacity and commenced I.V fluids and took him to A/E.
    A/E state that they will not give I.v fluids to persons who can mechanically drink. After overnight stay he was discharged with referral to M.H.T for long term management plan.
    I feel I am in a catch 22 situation hubby has not taken any fluids again for 48 hours where I am expected to watch my husband self harm without any assistance from medical staff.
    Has anyone else experienced this problem and how was it assisted or resolved
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,206
    Merseyside
    Welcome to TP :)

    Have you tried talking to the mental health team again or the GP?
     
  3. Lat3

    Lat3 Registered User

    Oct 15, 2015
    2
    West Midlands
     
  4. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,206
    Merseyside
    Have you tried ice cream or ice lollies?
     

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