Royal calling card pierced dementia fog
Bethann Siviter Independent nursing consultant, Birmingham
People with dementia can be more resilient and comprehend more than nurses and family believe
Millie (not her real name) had such severe dementia that she remained in a foetal position in bed. She had no real awareness – she might make noises when turned and she would (usually) swallow food or fluid put in her mouth, but she didn’t interact.
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