Feb 20, 2013

Grandma Barred from Watching Grandson Play Basketball by School

School district bans Grandma with dementia from attending basketball games, and watching her grandson play basketball. Is this a dementia friendly city?

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

The daughter of a 70-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease is crying foul over a school district's decision to ban the older woman from basketball games where her grandson plays.

Kathy Eisemann of Belleville was barred from Belleville West High School games after she swung her purse at two people who heckled her during a December game.

Her daughter, Kriss Foster, acknowledges that what her mother did was wrong but says the punishment is "heartbreaking." She says her mother, who uses a wheelchair, has had two strokes but "loves to go and show her support."

Assistant School Superintendent Brian Mentzer says it's a "difficult situation" and "unfortunate."

Eisemann hasn't been charged in the December incident. She'll be allowed to attend baseball games at the school.

Source Associated Press

What is your opinion? Should she have been banned? Read the story very closely before you respond.

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