Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:37
.... My mum is still in hospital ...will be until at least Monday. She is pretty well imtact.....no dementia but comfused, no major ops or bits added and no real pain. Infection and gout is keeping her in I think. She suffers from,anxiety though...dont really know where we will go from here. Nurses do well there but there are signs that my mum is not given as much attention as she would like. She needs to drink plenty of water yet she had none available to her. ???? Need to be careful as I know the workload in the nhs but patient care...ESP for my mum....is important. However, she got her water and a reminder from me ....
Verdun, that sounds so familiar - following earlier experiences, now when my Aged Ps are in hospital we try to make sure there's a family member with them most of their waking hours.
I think you'll find that the confusion will go when her fluid intake is right and then when she gets back into familiar surroundings - you're right about anxiety not helping - Ma has always been prone to anxiety and over the past few years it got much worse, then she'd try to make sense of things and confusion took over.
Now the Alzheimer's has kicked in properly Ma is no longer anxious, and although she talks absolute bunkum a lot of the time, she's much happier than she's been for ages as the anxiety has gone. Every cloud has a silver lining