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. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    Hi All
    Could anyone tell me about the following:-
    Who will tell you what you can claim ?
    Who will tell you the truth ?
    Who will tell you what option's you have ?
    And, who will tell the truth ?
    Who pick's the social worker ?
    Do you ?
    If you do not like him/her - well what do you do ?
    Does anyone mention you as a carer ?
    If so, what do they offer you ?
    You are a 24/7 carer.
    What do they offer you?

    Replies on a postage stamp please.

    No need for an envelope.
    BarbX
     
  2. helen.tomlinson

    helen.tomlinson Registered User

    Mar 27, 2008
    541
    Hi Barb

    I think the best thing I ever did was contact the Alzheimers Society because they sent a woman round to us and she was brilliant. From everyone else the service has been poor, unpunctual, unclear, unreliable, uninformative, unempowering. I reckon someone was looking down on me that day. I was given information, guidance, reassurance, clarity and time. This concoction has proved to be very empowering. If it hadn't been for her I would never have known about this site for a start and God knows how I would be now. You are all so very supportive to each other. You lot provide a lot of the information.

    Love to you and Ron

    Helen
     
  3. alfjess

    alfjess Registered User

    Jul 10, 2006
    1,213
    south lanarkshire
    Hi Barb

    I think the answer to your first 4 questions is Alzheimer's Society.

    As to who picks the Social Worker, in my opinion, it's just your luck who you are assigned. Maybe if you are very lucky, you will be allocated a good one. If not remember ---- you can always ask for thir supervisor.

    "Do they know you are a carer" who knows?? but if you ask for a carer's assessment, then there will be a paper trail and maybe you will get some positive help as well.
    Love
    Alfjess
     
  4. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Barb

    I agree with the above. And you should also try Princess Royal Trust for Carers. They're very helpful, and may provide all sorts of courses and pampering sessions for you.
     
  5. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    Once again, you lovely lot, Thank's

    All you have said, has been taken on board.
    I am beginning to sound like a winger, winging moaner.
    Thank's all
    BarbX:)
     
  6. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    Stop looking at my spelling

    Yes, spelling, CR-P;)
     

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