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“They abandoned my mother because she was crazy and put her on the street.”

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After 12 years of absence from TV Joanna Figueira She became her mother's caregiver. The actress spoke Julia Pinheiro In a program 'Julia', from SoIn a harsh and emotional account, he recounted what the past few years had been like.

Before the pandemic, Joanna's mother was diagnosed with dementia and “At the beginning of 2022, he was admitted to hospital in Évora with an intestinal obstruction and had been vomiting blood for several days.”. He even puts his life in danger: She underwent surgery three times. Between the three operations, her abdomen was always open, meaning she was always sedated during the fifteen days she spent in the hospital.It is to explain.

When she finally got out of the hospital, Joanna realized—without anyone telling her—that her mother depended on her for everything. “He started wearing diapers, I had to feed him his cooked food all the time, and he didn't want to get out of bed.”He remembers.

When my mother left the hospital, my mother was supposed to be transferred to a long-term care unit, and that did not happen. I spent 22 days of complete madness at home. My mother wouldn't move and suddenly I found myself changing my mother's diapers.. It was all the time changing sheets, making food, going to the supermarket, the doctor, social security. I don't think I had a sleeping area and I ate while running. I stopped livingHe said.

“I had so much pressure that I realized if I collapsed, everything would collapse. I couldn’t get down. I couldn’t even feel the sadness I felt when I saw my mother in those conditions.”He continued by saying that he told one of the nurses who was going to the house that he was going. “Spread the mother's case”. I had no help. Treating my mother well, because this is a happy ending, cost me my physical and mental health.He mentioned.

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Later, the mother ended up being admitted to the convalescence unit in Portalegre. He stayed there for a month and they abandoned my mother because she was crazy. [Disseram:] “Your mother's dementia is not helping her physical recovery,” and they put her out on the street again. I asked my mom's neurologist if he wanted to change the medication, I called him to explain what had happened, and he said, “We're not going to change the medication because there are patients who go back to the way they were because this was a very traumatic episode for them, let's wait a little longer.” And The head of the recovery unit said to me, “I don’t care what your doctor says, I’m in charge here and your mother will be discharged in a month.” My mother went home and I went back to my usual madness.I remembered.

Watch the different moments of the interview in the section Juliain sic.pt.

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