My dad's mother had dementia and was in a nursing home. We got a phone call from the home for my dad to come immediately. My grandmother needed to use the restroom and her roommate was in it and my grandmother snatched her off the potty by her hair!!!! The roommate was injured slightly and my grandmother couldn't be calmed down. My dad had to go help straighten out the whole situation. They ended up having to sedate my grandmother and move the roommate to another room. So yes, often the elderly that are indeed fragile, can be rather physical at times when they suffer from dementia.Originally Posted by AJane;2690786;
But there are ways to deal with it and no one need to suffer spankings or physical pain because of someone that's ill. But Lois, you have to do what you feel comfortable with as well. If she's not willing to see a dr. or the family doesn't suggest she see one, then you have no choice but to limit your contact with her. You should not have to fear her or get hurt because no one else seems to think its important. It's important to you.