Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:30
I hope your parents are both better soon, lyn.
Verdun, make sure your mum is drinking. It is so easy to get dehydrated in hospital,if no one keeps putting a drink in front of her. Dehydration will make any confusion worse. My dad was really confused in hospital but is a lot better now we more or less force a glass of fluid down him every hour..
My mother in law was given three months to live. She had dementia, a urine infection, and assaulted two ambulancemen, a nurse and a doctor on her way in to the hospital. A team of carers was put in place, she came home, and with careful feeding and making sure she drank, she improved a great deal and lived another five years.