My father has dementia – how did it happen?

From Mad in Sweden: It’s been a long time since I wrote anything now, but I feel like it’s time again. My father has moved into a nursing home. First he was in hospital for a while, and then they determined that he needed a different type of care, around-the-clock supervision, but not hospital care.

By chance I asked the social worker at the hospital what medications he was on. So this was while he was still in the hospital. I was totally amazed when she listed everything they had put in. Among other things, preparations were found on the medication list that were contraindicated for the values ​​he had. I asked Dad if the doctor had informed him of the treatment options available, and what the side effects of the medications were, as the Patient Act requires doctors to do. He said they hadn’t

Read the Swedish article here and the English translation here.