A friends father is in a nursing home with dementia and he started getting violent and throwing things about.
This happens about 3 times a year and normally the son goes in and he calms down.
Unfortunately the son is on holiday. He went yesterday and returns on Tuesday.
As the father is friendly with me and I was near the nurse thought it was worth me trying to calm him down as they only use sedation as a last resort.
Sadly I spoke with the father for about 40 minutes but if anything he got worse.
The nurse was watching and she thought I tried to handle the situation in a good way but it did not work.
The father had to be sedated at the end.
HUNTERF Sat 27-Apr-13 23:25:34
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