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. nikita

    nikita Registered User

    Jul 31, 2004
    92
    i went to visit gran yesterday and her home is closed to all due to a sickness and diarrohea bug it was awful just having to walk away, not knowing if she has the bug or not i can appreciate why they have closed to visitors but its awful not knowing when i will be able to next see her, the info says just for a few days, has anyone came across this before.
     
  2. Kriss

    Kriss Registered User

    May 20, 2004
    513
    Shropshire
    Yes - a very nasty bug!

    a couple of weeks ago. I was prewarned by one of Aunts friends who had been advised not to enter so I went armed with the goodie bag just to drop off. It had almost cleared by then so the staff said I could go in if I wanted but being none too healthy myself at the time I didn't.

    When I rang they were very helpful and it appears Aunt escaped it this time and when I went again the following week she was certainly on form.

    It is worrying - you can't help but think maybe the staff are protecting you saying your loved one is ok - but I can't imagine what it must be like for the poor staff and residents when something like this hits. They have to be vigilent and any way we can help then I reckon we have to.

    Try not to worry, she'll be in good hands
    Kriss
     
  3. Sheila

    Sheila Registered User

    Oct 23, 2003
    2,259
    West Sussex
    Dear Nikita, yes, it is upsetting for you, but barrier nursing is the best way to get rid of the bug as fast as posible. Why not give the home a ring and ask how she is and if she needs anything that you could just hand in for her? I am sure they wouldn't mind as they will understand your concern for her. They will be busy, but as long as you keep to the point and be quick I am sure it will be fine to ring. Hope all is well very soon, love She. XX
     
  4. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Nikita,

    Goodness! I've never heard of this sort of thing before, but it does sound sensible to close up to prevent the further spread of the bug. Phoning is the best answer as Sheila suggests. Hope all is well!

    Jude
     

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