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  1. I had an elderly female patient with advanced dementia who required a Foley Cath. Her family very much wanted it done, and before her disease progressed, she herself wanted everything done for her as well. Her survival was at risk without the cathete...
  2. If you think you know the correct diagnosis for this Case Study (CSI)... DO NOT POST ANSWER HERE. Instead, post your answer in the ADMIN HELP DESK.; We don't want to spoil it for others who are late in joining us. In a few days, after I...
  3. Not an article, or peer studied review. Just my take after 8-9 months of battling this virus in a nursing home. It is a well known fact that Covid 19 is causing confusion/ams even in non dementia patients. The problem is worse in dementia patie...
  4. Freda As I entered the room at the nursing home, Freda looked up at me with the foggy eyes of dementia, trying to place me and looking for my name tag. I repeated my name, speaking in a steady, calm, friendly voice, trying to make a connection wi...
  5. Ms Kylee

    One Patient That Changed My Life

    I was new to the floor and greener than the hunter scrubs I wore. I had been warned in a report that she was very uncooperative, and to expect being tossed from the room since everyone else had been on that particular day. I had to get her vitals, an...
  6. It started as a lark -- I got a free all-in-one printer with my new computer. Mom's photo album was just sitting there in my dining room, waiting for me to decide what I wanted to do with it, so just for kicks, I scanned a photograph or two. or sixte...
  7. Geriatric residents are major fall risks because of forgetfulness and dementia. A syndrome called "Sundowner's" is prevalent when someone is lucid during the daytime hours but as the evening hours progress they act "bonkers". Many a time while respon...
  8. InSchool4eva20

    Pandemic Making Mild Dementia Worse

    Attempting to keep my parents at home with only grocery runs and necessities. What are your thoughts on isolation and making dementia and confusion worse? We are trying to do the right thing to at least stagger getting the virus if one of us gets it.
  9. Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN

    Mnemonic for Assessing DEMENTIA

    When I am assessing a patient and dementia is suspected, there are two key concepts I like to keep in mind: There is a difference between dementia and delirium, and dementia has both irreversible and reversible causes. First, dementia is not the same...
  10. Lindsey McGraw

    Tommy: My Special Friend

    He was darling with his white hair, big dimples, infectious smile, and a voice wispy and cheerful. Looking over at me he said, "Hi my sweetheart, my darling, my honey I love you." Wow, what a great way to start my eight-hour shift. Since he was total...
  11. TopazLover

    Be Kind To Co-workers Or Else

    To tell the truth, I don't know if she had dementia prior to the stroke. Certainly, after this stroke, she had classic perseveration. Many of us have taken care of elders who focused on money when they developed dementia. Perhaps it goes back to bein...
  12. Ugh...could your night get any worse? Here are some tips for dealing with the patients who are demented: 1. Enlist family support if at all possible. Make sure the nursing home or facility has sent a current next of kin notification and try to get th...
  13. Professionals who work with residents of nursing homes, memory care units, assisted living facilities, geriatric psychiatric centers, and other types of long term care settings experience a mixture of triumphs and stressors on a daily basis. The heal...
  14. 4nrn

    That's My Girl!

    During this time, as well as throughout the day, he sits in his recliner by the window. The blinds are positioned at just the right angle to allow perfect sight of any passersby in the corridor at the other end of the garden atrium, adjacent to his o...
  15. vadushkas_nurse

    The Case of the Missing Dentures

    I attentively and carefully searched everywhere in his room, through his belongings and of course in the bedding for the missing dentures and couldn't find them anywhere. I assured the patient that his dentures must be back at the nursing home as I c...
  16. It never fails....you're walking down the hall to check on your new patient when you hear an aide loudly attempting to persuade sweet, confused, deaf-as-a-post Ethel to get into bed "BECAUSE IT'S NIGHTTIME AND EVERYONE IS GOING TO SLEEP!" Ethel, for ...
  17. White Shoes

    Hands of Love

    They couldn't safely give care to everyone who needed it because there was one particular lady who was very confused and had an exceptional case of restlessness that evening. She would try to wander continually except for brief 3-5 minute periods whe...
  18. Therapeutic lying is the practice of telling little 'white lies' or fibs to prevent from agitating the patient with dementia. Even though some of us were taught to never lie to any patient under any circumstances due to ethical issues, please realize...
  19. jocelynlpn

    John and Mary

    Mary and John are great friends. Mary is 94, John is 96. John still has much of his mind, whereas Mary has dementia that's been progressing a lot lately. They met when John moved to the nursing home about 2 years ago. They do everything together. Eve...
  20. My mother was recently admitted for a GI virus, acute dehydration and afib out of control. She has dementia but was able to answer questions so my father and I were told to wait outside and they took her for a week. The ED nurse called to give me upd...
  21. This was one of many reasons Mr. Colon ended up being hospitalized. Not only did he stop eating, he was also a dialysis patient. Three times a week he was in the hospital for treatment. A big commitment for whoever took care of him. Especially since ...
  22. BSN_after_40

    Dementia Can Kill You!!

    One assignment will never leave my mind; it was quite a horrible experience! They called and offered me a job working at 3 pm until 11 pm, for three evenings in a row. They assured me it was an "easy" assignment taking care of a ninety-something-year...
  23. The John A. Hartford foundation was established in 1929 by bequest of its founders, the two brother heirs of the great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company fortune. The mission of the Hartford foundation is to "improve health care for older Americans." ...