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. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    I have a letter and John's photo in the Daily Mail today in support of the campaign.
     
  2. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Hazel, do you think it could be regional. Cannot find your letter etc in my edition.
    Well done you anyway.
     
  3. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Could be, Connie, we get the Scottish edition. But letters go to the normal email address, so I assumed it would be in all.

    The text was:

    'Thank you so much for your campaign for medication for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Our experience endorses your statement that ‘the key to getting the most benefit from these drugs is to start patients on them early, and use them continuously’. It makes no sense whatever to deny treatment until the disease has reached the moderate stage.

    My husband John was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease seven years ago, and was prescribed Reminyl (galantamine) from day one. As in the case of Charles Boycott, the improvement in mood and confidence was immediate. Seven years later his condition has declined, but he still has reasonable quality of life.

    We still walk the dog together, he likes to come shopping, and enjoys spending time with his family, although his communication skills are very limited. He is still physically fit, and looks well for his age. Without treatment the odds are that he would now be in the later stages of the disease.'

    The photo was the one with Skye I've already posted on Tea Room.

    Love,
     
  4. arry

    arry Registered User

    Mar 2, 2007
    1
    aldershot
    Address needed

    Does anyone have an address for donations regarding the awareness campaign as published in the Daily Mail recently. My father recently passed away and we have a small donation and would like to think it would go to the best place. We live in Aldershot Hampshire, so any other local contacts would do.
     
  5. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
  6. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hello arry,

    While newspaper campaigns are important, don't forget that donations to the Alzheimer's Society are focused more broadly than simply on the medications. While medications are important of course, help for those with dementia in other ways, help for carers through information, help to researchers to try and discover the origins of dementias, and ways to minimise their effects for as long as possible - these are all important.

    I'd be putting the money into Alzheimer's Society, or at least to split it between the two - sort of like doing the Lotto, plus a scratch card.:confused:

    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/Supporting_the_Society/Donations/index.htm
     
  7. said

    said Registered User

    Jul 4, 2006
    643
    London
    You can donate to legal appeal on the Alzheimer's Society website

    Emergency Appeal

    Sorry to hear about your father
     

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