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. angela.robinson

    angela.robinson Registered User

    Dec 27, 2004
    the story off MALCOME AND BARBERA is on the community channel at 8/30 tonight ,on cable tv , i know a lot of you will want to watch this , but it is quite distressing, .angela
  2. suptowngirl

    suptowngirl Registered User

    Sep 19, 2005
    Malcolm and Barbara

    Hi All ,
    I have missed tonights showing but it is on again on Saturday afternoon.
    Best Wishes To All.
  3. Many thanks for sharing this info...

    I've been keeping an eye out for this and have been in touch with the folk at the Community Channel - yet for some reason I missed this info!!!

    I've got it taped already, but I try to let as many people as poss. know about it when it's shown - I'm off to pass that info on right now on loads of forums!

    Many, many thanks for this - very much appreciated!



    P.S. Just updated my thread on this to share... feel free to use this link or copy & paste any of it to let folk know. :)

  4. Mirium

    Mirium Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005
    Malcolm and Barbara

    What is this??

    I only read posts this morning, but as it is on again Saturday, will try to see it then.

    What channel is it on on Saturday please.

    I am quite new to the world of dementia, please bear with my ignorance!! :confused:

    Thanx to all for the info and encouragement. I just read "A Caregivers Bill of Rights" and am printing off a copy for my dear old Dad, who is looking after Mum so well.

  5. Mirium - I put all the information here - click the link and it will tell you details of time, channel and some stuff on what the documentary is about.


  6. Sandy

    Sandy Registered User

    Mar 23, 2005
    #6 Sandy, Jan 18, 2006
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2006
    Angela and Dearth,

    Thanks so much for letting us know about this excellent documentary. I did watch it last night and found it encredibly moving. I am truly amazed and thankful for people like Malcolm and Barbara Pointon who are willing to share such difficult experiences with the public.

    Other threads have mentioned that some people, who don't really have much direct experience people with dementia, associate AD with soft-focus images of older people who are slightly forgetful and a bit muddled. No one watching the Pointon's story could be left with that image of dementia.

    The programme will be shown again on Saturday(21 Jan) at 5.30 pm and on Sunday(22 Jan) at 11.05am and 6pm. As Dearth's link says, the Community Channel can be found on on Sky Digital 585, Telewest 233 and ntl channels 14 & 511 24 hours a day, and on Freeview 87 from 6am to 9am.

    You can also read a bit more about the programme on:


    Take care,

  7. Mirium

    Mirium Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005

    Thanx Niel, I will get it taped. Looking forward to seeing it.

    Mirium :)
  8. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    #8 Lynne, Jan 19, 2006
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2006
    Not trying to be picky, but Saturday is 21st & Sunday 22nd.
    Thanks for all the info folks. I certainly intend to watch & record it (which is why I posted this - my VCR needs me to input the correct date, otherwise I end up with an hour of Romper Room!).
  9. I've posted this everywhere and let some Lecturers at University know about it...

    For me, it is THE best visual aid to explain about the 'dementia journey' that is certainly distressing at times but is insightful and informative.

    In fact, and I mean this sincerely... if I were a Lecturer or a Manager in Dementia Care, I would insist on all my students/staff watching it to help them appreciate the illness properly, to challenge assumptions and stereotypes, and to help them empathise with both People with dementia and carers/partners etc.



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