Alzheimer's patients get more freedom, less symptoms - page 3

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  1. Visit  Poochiewoochie profile page
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    We used to buy my Mom chocolates and one snotty nurse got on our case because that's all she ate instead of the "yummy" crappy food they served. Luckily my Mom had an advocate in me and that one nurse was removed from the unit when I told the DON about her attitude and how she agitated my Mom.
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  3. Visit  ksrn20 profile page
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    Quote from Poochiewoochie
    We used to buy my Mom chocolates and one snotty nurse got on our case because that's all she ate instead of the "yummy" crappy food they served. Luckily my Mom had an advocate in me and that one nurse was removed from the unit when I told the DON about her attitude and how she agitated my Mom.
    I think it is great that you were such a great advocate for your mother as seen in your posts. Every patient needs an advocate. However, getting a nurse removed from her unit because she said something about her eating chocolates instead of the "crappy" meals sounds a little ridiculous. If this was my patient I might be concerned she's not getting the nutrients she needs. Obviously if she is in a facility she needs real meals for her health and strength along with the chocolate. Maybe that nurse was just trying to be an advocate for her patient. Getting her moved sounds harsh in my opinion.

    As an aside, it's not the nurses fault the food seemed "crappy" to you. Another thing nurses have to deal with. Maybe her calling it yummy was her way to encourage your mother to eat. If you thought it was so crappy maybe you could have brought her some meals with that chocolate.
    Glycerine82, Altra, dudette10, and 1 other like this.


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