Cleveland.com ran a benign article yesterday about Norman Rockwell Style Nursing Homes:
It was a nice little article talking about dementia patients associating with the sights and sounds of the 1940's and 1950's. That nursing home is NOT where my family member is, he's in a facility that is also very nice, but it has a slightly different philosophy.
Since dementia patients are prone to running off, the floor is painted black by the doors because the patients are afraid of falling into holes. I had never heard of such a thing, but after doing some research, I found it was a controversial practice in Senior Care.
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's: Reduce the Risk of Wandering
Psychiatric Times: A Dark Side of Dementia Care
New York Times: Nursing Home Pitfalls
And, from1996: US National Library of Medicine: Floor Patterns Limit Wandering of People with Alzheimer's
So in the cleveland.com article I responded as such and was banned:
I was going to rant and rave about who controls the platform controls the message and other such Freedom of Speech arguments, but I think I'm just going to quietly slink away and hope for a better day tomorrow. With the concussions I've had, dementia isn't that far down the road for me. I think I'm going to watch Kronk's New Groove on Netflix, that's one of my favorite Disney movies. That should cheer me up.