Dear God, Help me - page 3
I just listened to this for 12 hours- almost literally non-stop. I just felt the urge to put it in an online forum full of nurses who may sympathize with my numb brain. God Bless Alzheimer's.... Read More
- 12Oct 2, '12 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from artsmomIt maybe wrong.....but especially the little old ladies that just won't stop yelling. I have been known to tell them ........"Shush! The babies sleeping!" and it worked like a charm......99.9% of the time......... when one night one little ole lady shouted back....Whatever it takes to keep or get your sanity back!!
"You shush! I don't give a _____!"
- 2Oct 2, '12 by serenidad2004When I worked LTC I had one that would repetitively recite the lords prayer while rubbing her hair... all day long. If she was interupted she would pick up where she left off. It made for a long day and I would often go home reciting it myself lol.
God bless their souls
- 5Oct 2, '12 by DizzyLizzyNurseWe had a lady who kept yelling, "Help me! Help me! Help me!" One of our supervisors tried to get her to say something "a little more pleasant". She tried to get her to say, "Mary had a little lamb"...which the woman repeated over and over....until it became "Mary had a little man, Mary had a little man"...."Mary had a mailman, Mary had a mailman"...."Mary had a man, Mary had a man." Another resident then yelled, "Well good for Mary then!"
- 8Oct 2, '12 by DizzyLizzyNurseQuote from Hygiene QueenMy worst nightmare.Oh, our poor patient who was a nurse...
"Call the pharmacy! Call the pharmacy! I've made an error! Call the pharmacy!"
Oh, dear god!
Even in dementia there is no reprieve!
I took care of a lady who thought she was on vacation on a cruise. Every day lol. She thought she was sitting at the captain's table during meals. It was so cute! I hope if I get dementia I think I'm on vacation every day!
- 3Oct 2, '12 by LibraSunCNMQuote from artsmomThis is adorable! I mean it's really sad, but it's so great that the nurses got creative with her and kept her happy overnight.We have a former DON patient who is a high fall risk, especially overnight ,so the nurses give her a clipboard and she goes along for the med pass. She will make notes about the job the nurses do and also which patients she feels the doctor needs to come see.