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Thread: Alzheimer’s and care home death.

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    Alzheimer’s and care home death.

    A lot is being made in the media about care home deaths and especially tonight that of one particular lady “refused” access to hospital.

    This lady had Alzheimer’s and had recently had a bad fall which had seen her go downhill.

    I’m not an unsympathetic person and I have a father in law who’s 91 this year and who is in a home for over three years now,it’s a long time since he’s even known who he is.

    He’d hate seeing himself as he is now,a proud man wearing a nappy sat staring into space all day with virtually no vocabulary left in his head.

    People at the home saying “it’s terrible,she’s died too soon”.

    FFS.....late 80’s......married for 65 years and gone “too soon”.

    The NHS didn’t want to admit her because of the fear she’d contract Covid.

    I despair at times at the hand wringing that goes on with some people looking for a media opportunity.

    There is no blame to apportion here.

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    I agree with you 100% here Mick, my mother in law has it and is in a home, she too would hate to see herself as she is now. My own mother died this year unexpectedly due to a chest infection that turned into pneumonia, she unknowingly spent the last night of her life in her own bed and didn't have to endure a long slow decline. That's what I would wish for myself.

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    My mom is 86 and in a care home. She had a stroke about ten years ago. She has been in her room all this time and is just moved from her bed to her chair and back again.
    Her mind is quite sharp still and we can still have a good conversation and a laugh.
    But she is trapped inside a body that doesn't move.
    I don't know what is worse to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westcountryvillain View Post
    I agree with you 100% here Mick, my mother in law has it and is in a home, she too would hate to see herself as she is now. My own mother died this year unexpectedly due to a chest infection that turned into pneumonia, she unknowingly spent the last night of her life in her own bed and didn't have to endure a long slow decline. That's what I would wish for myself.
    Agree with you both WCV and Mick.

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