May 3, 2012

Alzheimer's and Dementia News 137

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Council boss ‘appalled’ after elderly woman left on bus overnight -- Luton News
THE chief executive of Luton Borough Council has described an incident in which an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s was left locked in a minbus overnight as “appalling”.
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Luton Council 'shocked' at Alzheimer's sufferer left on bus (Video) -- BBC
Luton Borough Council has said it is "deeply shocked" that a woman suffering from Alzheimer's was left locked on one of its minibuses overnight.

The woman, who is in her 80s, was picked up from the Hockwell Ring Day Centre in Luton on Monday.

She should have been taken back to her sheltered accommodation but was found on Tuesday morning at Kingsway depot.
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Nurse 'threatened to nail dementia patient's hand to the floor' -- The Telegraph
A nurse told a vulnerable patient suffering from dementia she would "f---ing nail your hand to the floor" if she touched her buzzer again, a misconduct hearing heard.

Sally Miller pushed, grabbed and swore at patients in her care, telling one vulnerable resident "I'm sick of you" adding: "if you keep coming and complaining, I will sort you out."
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Sacked carer who fed vulnerable OAP dog biscuit claims twisted prank was 'just a laugh' -- Daily Record
A CARE home worker who fed a dog biscuit to a dementia patient has dismissed the vile prank as “just a laugh”.
Karen Morton, 49 – whose identity we reveal today – shrugged it off as “only one biscuit”.
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‘Cruel’ carer’s sex taunts to OAPs with dementia -- Shields Gazette
A CRUEL carer launched a vile bullying campaign on elderly dementia sufferers he was supposed to be looking after in a South Tyneside residential home, a court heard.

It was claimed Christopher Allen, 36, gave elderly residents cruel nicknames, made inappropriate sexual comments and gestures towards them, kicked a ball into their faces as they slept, swore at them, teased them and made a 90-year-old woman cry.
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Missing Woman with Dementia May Be in Chicago's West or South Sides -- Fox News
A woman with dementia has been missing since last week from her Calumet City home is believed to be traveling on CTA buses in the South and West sides of Chicago.
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Mystery still surrounds dementia patient death -- The Canberra Times
Mystery still surrounds the death of a 94-year-old resident of the facility, who was found with facial injuries after a disturbance in the 32-bed secure dementia ward of the Jindalee Aged Care Residence in Narrabundah in January.
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Lawyer Gets Prison Time For Cheating Alzheimer's Patient -- Indiana News
An Indianapolis lawyer who cheated an Alzheimer's patient out of tens of thousands of dollars and drained another family's trust was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison.
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Pooches help to spark happy memories at Alzheimer’s Support in Devizes -- Wiltshire News

Dementia patients from the Sidmouth Club in Devizes with
winning whippets Monty and Dave
Check out those faces.
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