My cousin (who has significant dementia) has fallen again and broken some fingers in her hand. She was using a walker, but now she can't since she can't grip it with one hand. Also, her legs have gotten very weak and it's as if she can't move them. She sees an orthopaedic doctor, neurologist (brain scan pending) and GP. I'm waiting word from their office right now on what the next steps are. We now suspect Vascular Dementia. Her recent decline is evident. I guess it come from mini strokes. ???
Does anyone know what type of care Dementia units provide for those with limited mobility? I visited one a few months ago and saw a resident in a wheelchair and he could not hold himself up or feed himself. I wonder if that is standard.