I sought help at 4 am this morning after a dreadful night. Firstly, I spoke to Single Point of Access to ask them to pass on a message to our Key Worker that things were getting out of hand. Then I contacted a Mental Health Nurse in the Konar Suite about Maureen’s presentation. She gave me excellent advice and suggested coping strategies based on her experience of Maureen when she was in their care.
It is possible that my attempts to provide additional stimulation for Maureen in the evening have upset the apple cart. It was lovely to see her singing and dancing to Nat King Cole yesterday but a quieter evening might have led to a more peaceful night.
It is so helpful to have support available 24/7 when the going gets tough!