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I will trade you my mom for yours and maybe your sick stomach would have a change of heart! Conservatarian I am in the same predicament.
My Mom is in the hospital and will be going to a long term care facility. In a matter of four months, Mom went from independent living in a giant house on her own, to being bed bound and diapered. I visit everyday and when my Mom gets nasty with me, I take my book and read in the waiting room for minutes.
When I go back in to her room it is almost like I have hit a reset button, and she is much calmer and kinder.
If she gets agitated again, I pack up my things, kiss her good bye and tell her that I love her and return the next day. Ground Hog Day is what I call it.
Nobody should judge the actions of others, if the actions are made with the best of intentions. I dare anyone to care for an 85 year old parent with the motor skills and comprehension of a tantruming toddler.
It is not easy to walk away, but if you do not, it is not healthy for anybody. Blessings to all who are touched by this insidious disease. David North I came across this post researching for info.
I was very suprized the process and action of what had taken place. How accurately it resemble our-own situation. Always hard working with a practical sense of fairness and Justice.
Bringing up 3 Children and caring for a Wife, who suffered years of Multiple Scleroses. After rapid weight loss and then a fall, Dad was rushed to emergency. Due to the declining Medical care in this country Dad, was release after days and no cure.
In fact very little answer to what was going on.
He was rushed back to Hospital within days for the same issue.Instructional Strategies – Case Study 1. Mr. Sharad Patel is an year-old man with a history of: • weight loss • mild dementia.
He is admitted to the hospital for an episode of bright red blood per rectum. Sign up now and get free updates on successful aging and end of life issues.
Dementia and end of life planning It can be difficult and distressing to think about end of life when you may be living well with dementia, with the support of family and friends.
But planning ahead, sometimes called advance care planning, is important as it can help you decide. Caring Advocates’ Planning Professionals can help you help a loved one.
Now Care Planning * *If it's too late for Advance Care Planning. Suppose someday, a serious illness prevents you from being able to speak for yourself. Advance Care Planning defined as a conversation between patients, and/or relatives and health personnel about thoughts, expectations and preferences for end-of-life-care.
Comparison All studies using standard care group comparison, before/after comparison, as well as studies without standard means of comparisons were included. In our study on Knowledge and Opinions of the Public and Professionals regarding End of Life decisions (the KOPPEL study), we found that patients and citizens have more permissive attitudes towards euthanasia in patients with advanced dementia than physicians.
Purpose: To describe families' decision-making processes, both cognitive and affective, regarding end-of-life treatments for nursing home residents with moderately severe to very severe dementia.
Design: Naturalistic inquiry provided the framework for this descriptive, qualitative study.