I've worked in care previously but have recently started in a care home, three quarters of the residents have Alzheimer's or dementia at varying stages.
I don't have any experience of it within my family, I'm aware that people suffering from the illness can become verbally and physically aggressive sometimes though.
In the past couple of days at work I've had verbal assaults from 2 residents with dementia. The first lady shouted a range of obscenities at myself and 2 colleagues, telling us to drop dead, evil bastards, cut our heads off, nasty little bitches and so on.
The 2nd was a gentleman who seemed to turn very quickly. He told me that he was going to report me because I was a 'nasty little bastard" who was 'abusing a resident'.
This was totally untrue of course but I was almost in tears for some reason, I suppose I was shaken up by it.
15 minutes later he was absolutely fine. I know it's because of their illness that they do this.
I've been told by the staff to just ignore residents when they say these things and to not engage with them, just wondered if anybody else is in a similar role or has family members with it and how they deal with aggression and not take it personally? Thanks
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