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Just wanted to share the experience. I work at a nursing home and I'm on my lunch break right now. A few minutes ago, this old man who'd been yelling at me all day (b/c he hasn't realized yet that I'm an employee and thinks that I'm so random stranger who pushes people's wheelchairs) gets in my face because I was opening up a bag of table cloth so I could cover the tables. His speech in incoherent, but from what I gathered I think he thought I had no right to open it - and I've been working there for months!

Anyways, he grabs my arm, hits me, and then tries to throw a fluid over me (from an empty cup, btw). I just stood still, cause it didn't hurt really. Then the nurses pulled him away, and his wife happened to be there (thank God she decided to visit today!) and she was able to calm him down.

Alzheimer's is no joke.
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Ha old people! My friend did community service in and old folks home and she had to help a minging saggy nude old woman find her panties.
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(Original post by Belle Noire)

Alzheimer's is no joke.
No ****, my grandad had it for 5 years before he died, terrible disease.
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No ****, my grandad had it for 5 years before he died, terrible disease.
Well the majority of the people I work with have it - that's not a good sign.
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Alzheimer's is no joke.
Worse for the family and people around them I would have thought - you're husband/dad/brother not remembering you.
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give him a shove down the stairs or something....
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give him a shove down the stairs or something....
umm...no.
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give him a shove down the stairs or something....
charming (!)
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charming (!)
Old people should be made illegal anyways....
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Old people should be made illegal anyways....
you've yet to experience working on a geriatric ward.. :secruity:

alas, we all get old some day.

Edit: hopefully!
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I know somebody who has it, in some ways its not as bad as it seems, becuase if you become ill like cancer you're not really aware of anything as longs as the pain is cured. It could be worse if you you're say 80 but have the mind of a 20 year old but trapped in a body that is no longer any use.

The part is its impossbile to know what people with the diesese are going through because nobody ever comes out of it to tell us. I know a lot of older people who have it are usualy quite happy although can get confused like the old man did today. I think when you first get it must be very very frustrating.

I hope I don't get it anyway. I think caring for these people requires a great deal of patience. You have to remember its not their fualt.
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(Original post by timeofyourlife)
alas, we all get old some day.

Edit: hopefully!
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Ha old people! My friend did community service in and old folks home and she had to help a minging saggy nude old woman find her panties.
Just out of curiosity, what did you do to deserve 10 warnings and a ban?
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Belle, do you ever use the electronic chair to go up the stairs??
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I know somebody who has it, in some ways its not as bad as it seems, becuase if you become ill like cancer you're not really aware of anything as longs as the pain is cured.
That sounds like a milder case than what I've seen. Some people are more aware, and fully-functioning, but can't remember who you are. Other people are completely lost in their own minds, constantly babbling to themselves. I've worked with one who was suicidal! (though I think it was a reaction to her medication.)

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Belle, do you ever use the electronic chair to go up the stairs??
We have one, but the elevator's more convenient.
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maybe that could have been phrased better
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Just out of curiosity, what did you do to deserve 10 warnings and a ban?
just abused the system . I swore,advertised and had adult content altogether in one sentence.It was a cheap thrill
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just abused the system . I swore,advertised and had adult content altogether in one sentence.It was a cheap thrill
But other than that im very good.
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My mum has been attacked so many times its unbelievable. She's been to hospital once for stiches and because they're vulnerable there is bugger all you can do about it. Though one old lady-bout 70 attacked one of my mums collegues and she pressed charges and the old lady was fined and moved to another home.

Its really unpleasant.
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