Dementia: A Flaming Success

As you will see the Bonfire Party on the Konar Suite was a flaming success.  The food was exceptional: a real credit to the catering staff.

My reservations about Maureen being assessed on the Konar Suite were ill-conceived.  They do not see medication as the only solution to mental illness or radical changes in the presentation of someone with dementia.  It is refreshing to see such a compassionate approach to assessment.

Maureen has been traumatised by her experiences of the last seventeen days: 

  • Her current reality would reduce anyone to tears.
  • She is very frightened.
  • She is totally bewildered by being detained in an Acute Mental Health Unit.
  • Her ordeal needs to come to an end sooner rather than later.

I have asked to meet with her Consultant this morning.



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