Have you seen the story in the news? In Meredith, New Hampshire (I'm in MA so this has been on the local news) an alzheimer's patient killed another resident in the nursing home. I won't post a link so that the post won't be removed but you can google it and get the news story. We see many stories on here about aggressive patients but rarely see the violence escalate like this.
I feel so sorry for the patient's family who passed. If that was my mom (my mom has passed) I would be raising hell insisting that he be charged and something be done...even though I know logically that its near impossible that he will be charged as no prison would be appropriate for him.
This story scares me terribly. While this one ended in death, there are many other assaults that happen in alzheimer's wards that we hear nothing about because they are not nearly as serious...but if anyone EVER laid a hand on my father you can be sure I'd be chomping at the bit for something to change to be sure it never happened again...and maybe I'd also be looking for justice. No one hurts my daddy.
I know that many of you deal with aggressive patients or have been on the receiving end of violence...what is your feelings on this topic?