Dementia, 'sectioning' and the Mental Health Act - Podcast, October 2015

HarrietD

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If health professionals think that a person with dementia is behaving in a way that places their health at risk or is a danger to themselves or others, they can be detained in hospital under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act (1983) so that they can be assessed. This process is often known as sectioning or being sectioned, and is often a challenging time for the person with dementia and their families.

As the term 'sectioning' often has negative connotations, in this podcast we will be referring to the process of placing someone under a section of the Mental Health Act.

In this edition of the podcast, Hannah speaks to Helpline Adviser Emma about the Mental Health Act, guardianship and after-care services.

[video=youtube;_kvjlUhGWSE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kvjlUhGWSE [/video]
 

Izzy

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Welcome to the forum @Nico18.

This is a very old thread and the link in that post is no longer working. I think this is the video -


Now that you have joined the forum you might want to think about starting a thread of your own. Perhaps in the I Care For A Person With Dementia Area-


I’m sure you will find lots of help and support here.