Dementia Patient Denied Right to Dignity


Dementia Patient Denied Right to Dignity

Not one or two, but there were 106 different carers for a dementia stricken patient who died last week. Ken was fiercely private patient and was horrified to see new faces every time. His wife Jeanette Maitland is quite angry as there were no fixed carers, who would have taken care of him.

It has been found that allocation of 106 carers has have happened on the orders of Aberdeen's social work department. Maitland said that she made a diary in which she decided to write names of carers, who will take care of Ken.

There was no end to the writing of the names, said Maitland. She thought by writing names of carers, she will be able to know them and it will further help her in dealing with them. However, nothing of such sort happened, as carers kept on changing and kept on adding to the list.

"Then each time a new face came so I kept writing, writing, writing, until we're where we are today with 106 carers", said Maitland.

Aberdeen City Council has promised that they will look into the matter and will make sure that justice is being done. Maitland said that Ken was denied his right to dignity.

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