Lionel and Connie - it is you isn't it???

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by fearful fiona, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. fearful fiona

    fearful fiona Registered User

    Apr 19, 2007
    723
    London
    In today's Daily Mail? It has to be, no doubt about that. Well done you for bringing this to everyone's attention. I feel proud to be a friend.
     
  2. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Just found the link to it, did hear about it on the new today , but not about Lionel and Connie


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...ain.html?in_article_id=496642&in_page_id=1774
     
  3. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    Thanks for the link!
    Well done Connie :) and thank you!

    I'm sure many of us have had similar experiences. The quality of care varies so much. Glad this is being brought to public attention.

    Kind Regards
    Craig
     
  4. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    Well done again Connie

    BTW - you could also catch Connie on the Radio 4 today programme on the following link:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/listenagain/
    Go to about 8:55 and Connie has a slot just before the news.

    Kind Regards
    Craig
     
  5. Suzy R

    Suzy R Registered User

    Jul 4, 2004
    40
    Switzerland
  6. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Thanks Suzy R - a great link.

    So well done, Connie!:)
     
  7. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,708
    Kent
    #7 Grannie G, Nov 27, 2007
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    Well done Connie, you really are a Star. Two write ups and a radio interview.........brilliant.

    When Craig indicated the interview lasted 5 minutes, I thought it would be short and sweet. But I was surprised how much information could be packed in to those 5 minutes.
     
  8. Les

    Les Registered User

    Jun 23, 2004
    40
    Hampshire
    Connie I am SO impressed. After all we have been through recently with dad, it's just great to see people out there telling it like it is. I've forwarded links to my Mum, and she will be able to see that she's not alone.
    Love Lesleyx
     
  9. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Well done, Connie. You were in the Scottish edition of the Mail, too!:)
     
  10. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Thanks Suzy R for the link - I would have missed that one.

    Yes, Radio 4 today live, BBC Essex and Essex FM tomorrow (pre-recorded this morning at the Studios.

    Just done telephone interview for tomorrows East Anglian Times.

    This is not about Lionel or myself. We are just being used to illustrate that not all care out there is as it should be.
    Carers should have dementia training, it is up to us to make a noise about it.

    Could not have done this a year ago, everything was too fraught, too raw, but now, with Lionel settled in a really good home, maybe I can help out a little bit.

    Thanks for all the good wishes.
     
  11. Nutty Nan

    Nutty Nan Registered User

    Nov 2, 2003
    787
    Buckinghamshire
    Thumbs up, Connie: well done and thanks!
     
  12. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    Well done Connie and Lionel!
    i read the paper this morning and was over the moon that A/z society are demanding dementia care training in all homes.I back A/Z all the way.A Referendum on care policies is needed.
    To be honest with you Connie,i have had rants on this before now.Today,i have been in work for other reasons than actually working! and have brought this up.Unfortunatley(fortunatley really) the manager is on annual leave and i am in charge.A big big letter with the link to the daily mail was e mailed to head office.hope you don't mind that i said that a good friend of mine was actually "Quoted" in the article and her dear husband Lionel had his pic in the article.

    Just want to prove a point about dementia care!

    love elainex
     
  13. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Elaine:
    Fine by me.

    We are all friends here, and anything that helps the campaign must be good.
     
  14. May

    May Registered User

    Oct 15, 2005
    627
    Yorkshire
    Connie, I heard you on Radio 4 and thought, 'Connie sounds just like her photo!' Well done, an excellent interview. Thank you.
     
  15. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #15 Margarita, Nov 28, 2007
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2007
    just in case anyone interested as this thread is highlighting about the abuse also with medication to keep people with dementia quite in care home

     
  16. daughter

    daughter Registered User

    Mar 16, 2005
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  17. merlin

    merlin Registered User

    Aug 2, 2006
    139
    Surrey
    Hi Connie

    Heard you on radio 4 the other day quite by chance. Guessed it was you as I think at one point you mentioned Lionel.
    Congratulations for putting the points over for us all. Hope the AS keeps the pressure on. Need help call me.

    Merlin
     
  18. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    Hi Connie.i was over the moon at the report in the daily mail.stimulation is abound where i work,but i can understand the workload carers have and there isn't always time to do activites.i can see that it's a matter of what comes first!Ensuring the resident is clean,fed etc their laundry done,their room is clean.the activity co-ordinator needs our help for activities,where does the priority lie?ok my home can cope with helping out,there must be homes that struggle
    love elainex
     
  19. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    thanks for that link Hazel go into it more , I cant believe also that what I always thought about those drugs is actually going to be on TV .

    Its one thinking if you agree to give a love one medication like that ,after reading another thread about those type of medication because they very violent , but it seem to be happening with out the the love one not knowing .

    are you saying when you said

    that they not telling you they giving it to your father
     
  20. daughter

    daughter Registered User

    Mar 16, 2005
    824
    Hi Margarita,

    I knew that Dad was being given the drug, but once he was started on it I believe it was given as a matter of routine. I suppose there are not enough (trained) staff in homes and hospitals to cope with aggression in other ways so perhaps my expectations were just unrealistic(?)

    I also believe the home were trying to get Dad onto a different (milder?) type of drug but there was never any change after eight months until he collapsed.

    Thanks for asking. x
     

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