Hello, this is my first post.
Mum has Normal pressure Hydrocephalus (can't be shunted). Most of the time she's fine, but she's recently had a very nasty infection and the doctor increased her steroids to 6 times her usual dose. She's just down to her usual dose today.
Although she's over the infection, her NPH symptoms are very severe, especially her movements. She's launching herself at furniture, instead of sitting down steadily. She's grabbing everything as she walks (she has a walker to help her) regardless of how safe it is. Several times this week she would have fallen had I not held her and prevented her from carrying out her actions.
I can't reason with her because she simply doesn't understand that she's putting herself at risk. When I say that she almost fell she shrugs as if to say "so?" (This is also a symptom of the NPH).
I just don't know how to transfer her safely anymore. I'm feeling very anxious because she's an elderly lady on steroids and could easily break a bone as she throws herself around. I've got to move her to bed later on and am dreading it as I've run out of ideas. She's been previously assessed by the OT but when I asked for ideas to transfer her they said it was out of their area of expertise!
Who can I go to for help? Thanks.