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.

'Important' TV programme to watch!!!!!

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Tony Heare, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Tony Heare

    Tony Heare Registered User

    Sep 13, 2004
    14
    Newport, South Wales
    Hi everyone! Just thought you'd all like to know about a telly programme which is on BBC1 next Monday 15th at 7.30pm, called 'Real Story'. In this programme, Fiona Bruce reports on a legal loophole in the care of the elderly that has led to many families being swindled out of thousands of pounds. It's not listed as a repeat, so it's well worth watching. That's all the information I can find at the moment on the content, but sounds interesting!

    By the way, after taking your advice and making my feelings known rather forcibly (as is my way!), my mother's care home have finally resolved the problem with their main door and all appears to be secure at present. They know the ramifications if it's not!
     
  2. TED

    TED Registered User

    Sep 14, 2004
    154
    Middlesex
    Wasnt it on last monday, isnt it just the usual story of con artists praying on the old and or guillible to get them to pay £6k for a new roof and just move some slates about?? Or maybe I only caught the end and that was the trailer for next week....

    Nothing you havent already seen on watchdog or elsewhere, but should reinforce the message, dont sign up to anything on your doorstep and fit decent security to your house.

    dont mind me I just got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning.....TED
     
  3. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Tony,

    Thanks for the information. Please let us know how the programme goes - especially me, since I will be defying gravity at 35000 feet in a 470 seater cigar tube at that time.

    Cheers,

    Jude
     
  4. Chesca

    Chesca Guest

    #4 Chesca, Nov 12, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 12, 2004
    Tony, not sure I can subject my blood pressure to another outrage, but will watch the programme whilst secured strongly to my seat - JJ'll get the snow chains out! At last, thank God, your mother is safe and may you now have a little well-deserved peace of mind.

    Ted, my bed's got more sides than Rubik's cube. Wouldn't worry about it.

    And, Jude, are you going somewhere? In a cigar tube? Does Fidel know? And can you arrange a supply of Havanas on the cheap? I knew it! despite their best efforts, the Caps can't keep a good despot down! That's what I call enterprise.

    Chesca
     
  5. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Chesca,

    No Havanas, but a good line in clove cigarettes though. Bad for the lungs but great for toothache prevention.

    Jude
     

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