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. mummy158

    mummy158 Registered User

    Dec 8, 2015
    1
    My mum has attended a centre for 3 years and yesterday they told me that she could not attend anymore as her mobility is an issue. No notice. Can they do this,
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    9,765
    Merseyside
    Welcome to TP :)
    I'm not sure tbh but what a shame for your mum.
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,717
    Female
    Dundee
    Could you ask for a meeting with the manager?

    In was wondering if there's any chance of your mum being in a wheelchair for the day centre. I'm sure places like the Red Cross would rent one out so you could give it a trial. Could you have her assessed by an occupational therapist?
     
  4. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,740
    if she spends the day there and has lunch there and there is no-one at home to fill the gap I think they are in a dodgy safeguarding position doing it without any notice. I think you will find that most organisations hold the veto on where they draw lines on whether or not they are equipped to cope with people.

    It also seems very unkind to do it right now just before the Christmas festivities are about to kick off - it would be kinder but no less difficult if they said 'after the Christmas break, in the new year' and it would also give you time to find somewhere more suitable.

    We had this problem at one stage but I am afraid I fought them tooth and nail because I felt that they were being unreasonable and the backtracked and my Ma was able to stay right the way through. I'm afraid i wouldn't accept it with no notice at this time of year - they could be leaving some vulnerable people in a very tricky situations so I would fight it on that basis alone
     

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