A mental state : A Family's Kafkaesque Nightmare When Dementia Struck. / Gavin Jones.
- ISBN: 9781783011353 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Seaford : eBookPartnership.com, 2013.
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A Mental State' is a shocking and compelling human interest story of long-term abuse of a dementia victim by state officials in one EU country and her family's search for justice. A forceful eye witness account from which the public, health authorities and justice systems in all countries should learn an object lesson.Once fêted by Presidents and governments, Thraki Rossidou Jones, a well-known artist (and her son Gavin and daughter-in-law Christine as sole family carers) became targets for clinical and administrative abuse and skulduggery as her senile dementia progressed. They were treated as 'enemies of the state'. No one has ever been held accountable for her mistreatment or death by asphyxiation or for any of the other abuses.Senile dementia (including Alzheimer's' disease) and abuse of the elderly have become a major healthcare, social and policy issue of our times with a high media profile. The book is an exposé of and commentary on how easily this issue can be...
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