I hate dementia



Trying to manage behaviours on night duty, language warning. 26/4/16

There is no reason

there is only confusion

and irrationality. 

There is latent violence 

and aggression. 


This is is night shift 

in a dementia ward. 


The patients are noisy

and getting noisier. 

If this one wakes that one

wakes that one

we are all fucked. 


Please be quiet. 

Do you need the toilet?

Do you want another heated blanket?

Would you like a drink?

Have you got pain?


 There is no reasoning. 

Call the Doctor,

uh, have you tried toileting them?


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