What an excellent factsheet, said, very comprehensive. Congratulations to all concerned. I intend to print it off and take a copy to John's home.
OK - it raised a few questions but I was left with many more
why did they need to secret film ? - the normal videos taken were OK
why did they think the symptoms were all down to anti-pyschotics ? - our Mum is like this without any of these drugs
why was the poor man in hospital for 2 years and then moved to a NH without telling family - was there something else going on here?
I will answer your questions:
We filmed undercover because nobody was listening to what we observed about Eric's behaviour and even worse the medical notes and records were were not reflecting his true state.
The symptoms were directly attributable to the drugs because his condition deteriorated rapidly after the drugs were prescribed, There was a real marked loss of cognition.
He was 2 yrs in hospital because there was no home for him, and yes you are right there was other things going on with the PCT.
This was a painful process for my sister and I and if the film helps raise people's awareness and gives strength for others to the misuse of anti-psychotic drugs to treat dementia patients then it was worth doing.
Thanks GermainHello Nigel,
Thank you for your direct response.
Yes, I agree the film did raise the issues BUT and sorry here that you went thro' so much pain in making etc - I think the film makers didn't do you justice.
Condolences on the recent loss of your father.