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. Ialeda

    Ialeda Registered User

    Jul 20, 2015
    2
    Whitstable
    My mum has vascular dementia and has physical disabilities including not being able to stand and walk so she has complex needs and has been in a care home for the last 19 months. The care home manager requested a DOLS because my mum keeps saying she wants to go home. The DOLS assessor upheld the decision that in her best interests my mum should remain at the care home and told me this some six weeks ago. The assessor phoned me today to tell me the LA is going to refer this to the Court of Protection now. Does anyone know if this is normal procedure?
     
  2. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
    2,046
    Staffs
    As your Mum is in a CH it is not normally necessary for a DoL to be referred to the CoP.

    However there are circumstances where it has to be referred and that is if someone objects to it and with your Mum saying she wants to go home that may be the reason.

    Sec 6 of the AgeUK FS62 explains it.........
    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...OaH4CxNbw1Qj6eQ&bvm=bv.98197061,d.ZGU&cad=rjt
     

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