Sunday, 8 December 2019

Place in the queue



David is a carer for his mother. He used pegs on a vertical line to represent the patient’s experience of waiting – the first peg at the top is the first person to go down to a procedure followed by a long line with further pegs. The golden peg at the end is his mother, the last to go down. He expressed the wish that staff would take sundowner syndrome into consideration whilst scheduling those with dementia - and perhaps attend to her earlier so that she could return to the ward before the time when habitual dis-orientation and anxiety would be likely to occur. David shining the light from his phone onto his mother’s golden peg brings to mind caring and practical ways forward.  
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