A relation 84, has been diagnosed with ptsd last year (the trauma occurred when aged 11, and was never picked up, so has had it all their life. )
They have had good input from the mental health team, and now as the patient refuses any more help, they have stopped visiting. The patient has taken to their bed and not got up atall for the last 12 months, totally incontinent, good appetite, shuns every visitor, daylight, radio, TV, conversation. Lays on back all day, all night, carer has managed to look after so well that no bed sores have occurred. Question... How long do you think they can live in this present state? Surely the body will start to fail, what to expect to happen? Many thanks.
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replied July 30th, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !


I went through your query and i understand your concern.Old age with geriatric complaints need special care at geriatric facility for all the symotoms. PTSD will need medications and therapy sessions it will be a challenge though at age of 84 with likely age related memory disorders too. Seek help of a geriatric medicine specialist and let them help.



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