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. nikita

    nikita Registered User

    Jul 31, 2004
    92
    when i went to visit my gran today a member of staff was giving another resident a drink who appeared to have no swallow reflex as i work with disabled childrenit made me think are investigations as to where the liquid is going i have worked with lots of children who are nil by mouth due to asphixiation the resident was making the same noise a lot of my children used to make before nil by mouth. My gran is not yet a that stage but it would worry me if staff were just pouring drink down her throat.
     
  2. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    I have certainly seen a care home resident being fed a drink where the liquid was going the wrong way down. He spent ages after coughing and spluttering.

    The worrying thing was that the drink was administered by nursing staff who should have spotted what was going on, rather than by normal care staff, who might not have [but in my opinion should be able to spot this as well]

    Another nightmare for us to be concerned about.
     
  3. Chesca

    Chesca Guest

    Dear Nikita

    Keep your ears, eyes open and your wits about you each time you visit. And, given your own professional experience, if you feel something is amiss have a quiet word with the manager of the home. However, my advice would be to tread carefully; there are many tales on here of people being ostracised/treated with hostility because they dared to criticise care home staff! They're beyond reproach, regardless, don't ya know! Many staff are marvellous and kind but there are some...............true in all walks of life. A good home will want to know and resolve any problems.

    You'll know the right thing to do if you are seriously concerned should this continue.

    Best wishes
    Chesca
     

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