dementia : 2 Scottish Parliament debates

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    dementia : 2 Scottish Parliament debates
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    Scottish Parliament: Employment (30 Sep 2015)
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/sp/?id=2015-09-30.17.0&s=dementia#g17.25
    Christina McKelvie: ...also recognise that an individual's form of
    contribution, or employability needs, may change over time.” We
    define work rigidly. Is a mother who is at home with two small children
    working? Is someone who is looking after an elderly relative with
    *dementia* working? Is a volunteer in a charity shop working, or a
    retired person who does some gardening for their neighbours? All...

    Scottish Parliament: Nuisance Calls and Texts (30 Sep 2015)
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/sp/?id=2015-09-30.21.0&s=dementia#g21.6
    Liam McArthur: ...the effect that they can have, particularly on the
    vulnerable. One Orkney constituent described them as being like a
    “personal assault”. The last time we discussed the issue I
    highlighted the case of a constituent whose elderly mother, a *dementia*
    sufferer, had been repeatedly called and pressed into taking a broadband
    package. She finally relented and signed up for the...
     

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