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I am a nurse I have been a nurse for 9 years. I am the nurse director on an Alzheimers wing locked unit.:)... Read More

  1. by   winstonsmom07095
    Quote from lagerdog2000
    [font=fixedsys]hi and welcome!

    [font=fixedsys]i worked on a locked alzheimer's unit for about a month...it just wasn't for me! i really don't have the patience for that...but believe me, i have the utmost respect for those of you who do! geriatrics is a specialty onto itself...and to say there's never a dull moment is an understatement! i recently left geriatrics to return to the hospital. presently i work on a telemetry unit, which i can honestly say i like!:angel2:

    [font=fixedsys]kk
    welcome aboard, this is a lot of fun, i am new to this. it was worth the find.
  2. by   GerardNL
    Nursing patients with Alzheimer or Korsakov is one hell of a job. I did like it myself a lot it does need a lot of patience/feeling and personal strenght.
    The ones that can take care of those are the strongest ones, that are nursing facts. If you can take care of that you can handle it all believe me
    Last edit by GerardNL on Apr 14, '04
  3. by   scrubs70
    Welcome to allnurses lagerdog
  4. by   scrubs70
    Welcome Gerard, great to have you here at allnurses
  5. by   GerardNL
    Quote from scrubs70
    Welcome Gerard, great to have you here at allnurses
    Thanks Scrubs70, its a very nice site/forum. What a relieve to find a site like this Great!

    Altough I am Dutch, great to read and know opinions and etc at here Forgive me my English it isn't my native language:uhoh21: hehe
  6. by   brent
    Quote from nursing36
    I am a nurse I have been a nurse for 9 years. I am the nurse director on an Alzheimers wing locked unit.
    Hi nursing 36 and welcome. I too am an LVN who works in a secured alzheimers unit. I love it. They are all unique individuals. I have a problem that maybe you could help me with. I have a new female resident. (by the way, I am a male) who is inappropriately affectionate with me. She will come up behind me and rub my back and kiss my shoulders and try to rub my buttocks. She asks me to sleep with her at night and I can't walk past her in the hall without her stopping in front of me to try to rub on me. Now, I hug all of my residents and tell them that I love them because I truely do, but this one pushes the limit of comfort. I don't make a big deal out of it. I just take her hand and move it and try to go on with my work. Sometimes she will get angry if I don't spend enough time with her so I have that to deal with as well. I don't know if there is any solution to this considering the condition, but if you have any advice I would appreciate it. (I probably shouldn't complain because I have had the very violent ones too) Anyway, welcome again, and thanks! :imbar
    Last edit by brent on Apr 16, '04
  7. by   lucky928
    Hi Brent,
    I would be very careful with this situation.I do not know much about the diease itself,but I would tell her asap NO, that you can not and do not feel the same about her.That you are married or have a girlfriend..What is her reaction to be? You need to tell her asap..I do not feel as if you are leading her on but telling her also should help maybe?
    I like the idea of hugs because touch is an amazing thing..But,maybe the hug should turn into a handshake for her?
    Goodluck,and I would like to know what you did if anything.
    lucky
  8. by   brent
    Quote from lucky928
    Hi Brent,
    I would be very careful with this situation.I do not know much about the diease itself,but I would tell her asap NO, that you can not and do not feel the same about her.That you are married or have a girlfriend..What is her reaction to be? You need to tell her asap..I do not feel as if you are leading her on but telling her also should help maybe?
    I like the idea of hugs because touch is an amazing thing..But,maybe the hug should turn into a handshake for her?
    Goodluck,and I would like to know what you did if anything.
    lucky
    So you are in Texas too and online at the same time I am. Yes, I do tell her no, she can't act that way. The problem is, because of the disease, she will forget about it 5 min. later. That's why I don't know if there is a solution to this problem. One of the frustrating things about this kind of nursing is that I never see my people get better. I can make them comfortable, I can make them laugh and smile and feel loved, but I can't heal them. But I still love it. Thanks for the comments.

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