1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January between 3-4pm.

    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.

Compulsory Treatment Order

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Jintyf, Jan 11, 2019 at 5:03 PM.

  1. Jintyf

    Jintyf Registered User

    Jun 14, 2013
    22
    Hi all

    I had a meeting with the hospital consultant today (Mum is on a 28 short term section) and he explained that he is applying to the courts for a CTO as she won't be ready to leave hospital when the 28 days are up. They need more time to sort out her meds so a care home will accept her.

    She is calm enough during the day but her sundowning is causing issues.

    He also mentioned there is a small chance she may never recover enough to leave hospital.

    Does anyone else have experience of this?

    Thanks.

    ps I'm in Scotland
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    16,835
    Male
    North Manchester
    I think the CTO in Scotland is broadly equivalent to a change from a section 2 (s2) to an s3 in England.
    This allows a person to be indefinitely detained, irrespective of their desire, for treatment under the mental health act.
    It means that they will get the treatment their condition requires.
    Bearing this in mind others with personal experience of s3 may care to comment.
     

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