1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August 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.

  1. icu2

    icu2 New member

    Oct 1, 2017
    9
    Hello all,
    My wife has vascular dementia and is 73 years old and I am her carer (and husband).
    Today she received a summons to attend court for jury duty but this is impossible as she couldn't comprehend what was going on.
    You can be excused jury duty by dint of incapacity but you have to provide a letter from your GP stating this and what duration will the incapacity be.
    I was amazed that a person of 73 would be asked to do jury duty,. as most persons mental capacity decreases with age. I am speaking as an impartial listener to my friends conversations and we are definitely on the downward slope.
    Thanks for reading this.
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    Age limit is now 75.
    I'd just reply saying that she has not got capacity and give the name of the GP letting them take it from there.
    They may send official forms for completion, no problem just complete and send them back.
     

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