Dementia friendly cities, towns, shops, businesses. Celebrities, Politicians, charity figureheads all holding up their 'I am a Dementia Friend' boards and promoting the latest initiative in their local areas. Conferences on person centred dementia care. Specialised Dementia training. Authors launching their latest books on the subject, etc etc. I am not saying this is a bad thing BUT ..... We have an epidemic of people with dementia being neglected and abused in care homes a
It is hard when your loved one moves into a care home. Often this is because they are not safe to be left living alone, are at risk of harm to themselves or others and living in your home is not an option, as they have complex needs, which may be challenging. You realise your loved one now needs specialist 24 hour care.
The day you move in, you turn up with your loved one, maybe a case with clothes and a few personal belongings and you put your trust in those who are now