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. Kazza72

    Kazza72 Registered User

    Feb 10, 2015
    202
    West London
    Has anyone used hidden cameras to ensure safety of loved one? I want to get one that I can view from my smartphone. It's just to set my mind at ease as mums memory is now gone, she doesn't even have a vague recollection of what has happened in a particular day


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  2. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    #2 lin1, Mar 22, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015
    Hello. I believe a few people on here have and have found it useful
    At least one person used a hidden camera because they believed their parent was being abused in a care home which sadly proved to be true.

    I believe the CQC has now issued guidance for the use of such cameras in residential homes sorry I'm not sure if your LO is in residential care or still at home but thought I would put it in just in case.

    I will see if I can find a link, in the meantime I would be grateful if someone could put a link here.
     
  3. kimicat

    kimicat Registered User

    Feb 8, 2013
    1
    Surrey
    Hi I have seriously been thinking about doing exactly that. Is it legal? Is it expensive? How do you go about doing it?
     
  4. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
    2,046
    Staffs
    This is the page on the CQC website and the guidance is on the right of the page.

    http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/using-hidden-cameras-monitor-care

    If you want live monitoring on your smartphone you are going to need an internet connection at both ends and access to the router at the camera end. If your LO is at home that should not be a problem but in a Care Home I doubt you will be able to without asking first.

    If you have no specific concerns then I do not see the point and would suggest a voice only recorder which may be enough to set your mind at ease. They are fairly cheap, most phones already have one and they are easier to hide than a camera.

    Bear in mind that watching or even listening to your loved ones in their most intimate of times is not for everyone.
     

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