1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Summerheather

    Summerheather Registered User

    Feb 22, 2015
    160
    Hi there,
    My mum who has Alzheimer's has had a carer for the last month for breakfast and lunch whilst I'm in work. Her morning meds have always been me, sneaking in and leaving them by her juice and hoping that she would take them. Anyway, she has finally been given a dose pack by the chemist - which would allow the carer to give them her morning dose. This is where it all falls down - according to the doctors, the chemist needs to do the Mar chart - this is the instruction to the carer - according to the chemist, the district health care team/district nurse team need to fax to them a referral form - they can then issue a Mar chart every month with the dose pack so the carer can issue morning meds. Sounds perfect to me.

    Problem - the health team/district Nurse team say the chemist has to do the referral form and the chemist say the health team/district nurse team has to do it.

    Seriously, I have spent all day going from one to the other. I've had to send a text to social worker for help. I am seriously ****ed with both of them
     
  2. susy

    susy Registered User

    Jul 29, 2013
    806
    North East
    In the mean time are you still giving her the medication. This sounds utterly ridiculous. The need for joined up care is massive, unbelievable in this day and age that this can happen, but it does time and again!!!
    Fingers crossed they sort it out and fast.
     

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