I have been a caregiver for over 10 years. I'm also a nurse. I work as a caregiver as my supplemental income because I love taking care of people outside the nursing scope. I have a patient that has dementia. He is very nice but this weekend he became very combative, and attacked me. Only thing I did was keep him safe until family could get there. I have dealt with dementia and Alzheimer patients before. But nothing to this magnitude. He seriously could have hurt me. Then he states that I hit him and a bunch of other things of which are untrue and the family didn't believe but to be accused is still scary as I don't want anything to jeopardize my nursing license .The family states that this has never happened and asking if I would please stay on as his caregiver. The whole situation has made me uneasy because I know it can happen again and it is a little unsettling. I'm just looking to see if anyone else has experience something like this and how they handled it.