"Relatives and elderly care "

About: Glasgow Royal Infirmary / General Medicine

(as a carer),

My mother has dementia, and is diabetic. I feel that consultants blame everything on dementia and pressurise you into 24 hour care, because of frequent admissions.

I have heard this for ten years, care. At Glasgow royal infirmary they seem obsessed with care, even if loved ones are happy to relatives home. I think when the family says no, they should be listened to, not bullied. Things really need to change on dementia. Dementia suffers do take unwell and doctors shouldn't blame everything on dementia.

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Response from Paul Cannon, Head of Administration, Acute Services Division, Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to provide your feedback.

I am sorry that this posting was not acknowledged at the time, we had a break in our use of Patient Opinion, but we have now resumed doing so, and I thought it was still important to acknowledge your posting.


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