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Title: Championing dementia


1
Championing dementia
  • Dr Kritika Samsi
  • Research Associate
  • Social Care Workforce Research Unit
  • Kings College London
  • kritika.1.samsi_at_kcl.ac.uk

2
What is dementia?
  • Short-term memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Changes in mood
  • Communication can be affected

3
Mental Capacity Act
  • Aims to protect people with decision-making
    capacity problems
  • Applies to those with loss of capacity
  • Respects autonomy and choice

4
Mental Capacity Act Dementia
  • Encourages people to plan in advance
  • People can appoint Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Criminalises wilful neglect and ill-treatment

5
Money management and people with dementia
  • Dementia can impact severely on ability to manage
    money
  • Technical financial management tools
  • Sensitivity of topic
  • Carers may face barriers when helping

6
Financial abuse and people with dementia
  • May be isolated
  • May be trusting of strangers
  • May feel pressured and unable to seek appropriate
    help
  • Capacity to recognise danger may be impaired

7
Our research during stages of dementia
Phase I Before memory loss and forgetfulness
Phase II After receiving a diagnosis of dementia
Phase III When person finds it difficult to
make decisions
8
Our research during stages of dementia
Phase II After receiving a diagnosis of dementia
9
Alzheimers Society project on financial abuse
  • Focus group with people with dementia
  • Focus group with carers
  • Survey data of
  • Alzheimers Society staff
  • Nursing social services staff
  • People with dementia
  • Carers
  • Interviews with Safeguarding Adult Coordinators

10
What people with dementia face
  • Pressure when out shopping with limited time to
    count change
  • Financial abuse often goes undetected
  • Problems when reporting abuse
  • Talking about abuse

11
What carers said
  • Difficulties dealing with banks
  • Unaware of implications of unintentional fraud
  • Unsolicited salesmen
  • Stranger abuse

12
Common obvious signs of potential financial abuse
reported by Alzheimers Society staff
Change in relationship with money
Personal situation
External or internal influence
13
Direct payments/Personal budgets
  • Potentially risk
  • Anxiety over stranger abuse
  • Abuse within families
  • BUT
  • May be opportunity for safeguards to be put in
    place
  • Risk empowerment

14
Recommendations
  • ? Need for all to remain risk and abuse aware,
    while balancing the rights of person with
    dementia

15
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Thank you!
  • For more information, please contact
    kritika.1.samsi_at_kcl.ac.uk
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