1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. alfjess

    alfjess Registered User

    Jul 10, 2006
    1,213
    south lanarkshire
    Hi all
    Did anyone see the news to-night?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6142416.stm

    If these prisoners have won a case for human rights and methedone can be administered in prison, isn't it abysmal that drugs like Aricept etc cannot be prescribed to the early suffers of AD?
    After all people with AD didn't do anything to deserve the illness
    Alfjess
     
  2. May

    May Registered User

    Oct 15, 2005
    627
    Yorkshire
    Only two words suitable....

    'it stinks!':(
     
  3. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    I saw the news tonight and my thoughts were on the same lines as you AlfJess!
    Why oh why do these politicians not see the light! It is outrageous that people who just do not deserve their illness get put on one side because of age or whatever. Is it because the prisoners cause too much of a problem for the powers that be if they do not get their 'rights'.

    The mind boggles - can we persuade all our loved ones to do something to get themselves into prison --- they might just get the drugs they need then - free care etc etc etc

    Sorry to be so bl. minded - as May said 'it stinks'.
    Beckyjan
     
  4. Lila13

    Lila13 Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    1,342
  5. alfjess

    alfjess Registered User

    Jul 10, 2006
    1,213
    south lanarkshire
    Hi
    I can only sympathise with prisoners with dementia, as I do to all suffers of this illness and I suppose their crimes could be attributed to dementia, but what I am appalled at is that prisoners denied methadone has won a case, because it was in violation of their human rights.
    What human rights have our loved ones got, They have been refused medication and free care for a genuine illness. They are not addicts nor criminals, but vulnerable members of our society, who should be treated better than criminals
    Alfjess
     
  6. Clive

    Clive Registered User

    Nov 7, 2004
    716
    Question the Government

    Hi alfjess

    Yes it is a strange world.

    Why not put your question to the Government on the Labour site.

    http://www.labour.org.uk

    Look for the section “Put your Queen's Speech question to ministers”

    Constant drip drip might make them realise they have their priorities wrong.
     

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