Funniest/strangest dementia patient stories - page 10

I'm sure we all have them, especially those of us who have worked in LTC. Here are some of mine: -climbing into other residents' beds and taking a nap...one time we found the resident sleeping in... Read More

  1. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    My PDN pt. was eating her lunch and watching TV; I was perusing a catalog.
    She leaned over and tapped me on the knee and said,
    "Do you realize you're reading that magazine backwards?"
    I said, "Do you realize you're eating your soup with a fork?"
  2. by   Stacyalexisk
    An older female pt described their mouth to be so dry that it had a semen taste to it! ..TMI!

    A cute and cranky geriatric pt had me help remove his over-sized testicles from beneath him since "the boys have to dance!"
  3. by   JustKizzy
    ... here's hoping someone thought to put a potty chair in that poor lady's room
  4. by   J2016
    One time I said hi to a resident, she motioned for me to come to her and she pointed at a cup and asked me "IS IT OK FOR ME TO BE DRINKING THIS HOLY WATER?" but it was milk.

    One time I waked through the door and a resident was in her wheelchair next to it and was like "There you are!! We're sitting with the poultry!"

    One resident told me she just saw a zeppelin outside, and the last time she saw one it blew up and everyone died.

    One was pointing at another resident who was sitting watching tv, I went up to her and asked her what's up and she said "He just ordered a new couch, cause he's always sittin on that one"
  5. by   jobellestarr
    A patient that drank urine out of the urinal and replied "hmm, that's good brandy".
  6. by   sevensonnets
    I was taking care of an older man who developed complications after knee replacement and was sent to us in ICU. He had a history of dementia, but most of the time he made perfect sense. One morning he told me it was so loud out in the hall during the night he couldn't sleep. I knew one of the nurses had a birthday and they had ordered a pizza, so yes it probably was loud. He said he thought about getting up and leaving. I said, "You wouldn't get very far," and he said "Lady, I had my horse."
  7. by   Fmr_RNBSN
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    My PDN pt. was eating her lunch and watching TV; I was perusing a catalog.
    She leaned over and tapped me on the knee and said,
    "Do you realize you're reading that magazine backwards?"
    I said, "Do you realize you're eating your soup with a fork?"
  8. by   djh123
    I had a wonderful resident, who allegedly has multiple personalities, tell me the other night that she wished she hadn't married me.
  9. by   takem46
    Had a resident w/dementia. Somehow he got the idea that a stool sample was needed from him. So the
    aide went into his apartment one morning and saw a dirty mug in the sink. It apparently smelled like poop. Out of concern that he may have ingested what may have been in the cup, she asked what was in the cup. Resident replied "Poop". Care Associate asked where the poop was and the resident replied, "In the freezer. I figured that if they need a sample, it would keep better if I freeze it." There was poop in the freezer in a cup.
  10. by   Isakolistic
    Had a buddy who was a CNA at a LTC facility. He told me the story of a confused elderly man with dementia who was having some "pooping problems". He was working in a different wing when he heard the overhead page, "Code brown, room XYZ". I think many of us know that sinking feeling when you hear that overhead page. He had to go through some double doors to get to the wing the page was to, and lo and behold when he opened the doors, a stark naked elderly man was briskly walking away from his room, stool spurting from his butt with every step. Some of the CNAs tracked him down and brought him back to his room, only to find a truly horrific sight; stool covering just about every square inch of the room. How the gentleman was able to splatter even the ceiling with his stool was anyone's guess. The cleanup was less memorable than the initial sights of the man escaping his room or the room itself, I'm sure.
  11. by   FranEMTnurse
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  12. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Isakolistic
    Had a buddy who was a CNA at a LTC facility. He told me the story of a confused elderly man with dementia who was having some "pooping problems". He was working in a different wing when he heard the overhead page, "Code brown, room XYZ". I think many of us know that sinking feeling when you hear that overhead page. He had to go through some double doors to get to the wing the page was to, and lo and behold when he opened the doors, a stark naked elderly man was briskly walking away from his room, stool spurting from his butt with every step. Some of the CNAs tracked him down and brought him back to his room, only to find a truly horrific sight; stool covering just about every square inch of the room. How the gentleman was able to splatter even the ceiling with his stool was anyone's guess. The cleanup was less memorable than the initial sights of the man escaping his room or the room itself, I'm sure.
    Projectile stool? The image is staying with me!
  13. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    My dad's mom suffered from Alzheimer's and lived with one of my aunts until it became evident she needed much more than family support.

    Anyway, Grandma believed (in her demented state - this was not *her*) that my cousin Evie was not her actual grandchild and said some horrible things to her. So, Evie, as a young teen, lived with a grandmother who kept insulting her.

    Well...her other grandmother had suffered a CVA and afterwards seemed to have a unique dementia of her own. Evie was staying over at this grandmother's house and this grandmother locked her in the bathroom! So, my poor cousin had both grandmothers against her. She climbed out of the bathroom window and went back home.

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