It would have been a quieter week this week if it wasn’t for items on sale on Amazon.

It seems incredible that in the 21st Century things like Straight Jackets and Restraints are on sale to the public.

Amazon have already been challenged, over a week ago, about these items and removed around 14 pages when you search “physical restraint” yet they are still available via other searches.

Searching “dementia restraint” on Amazon UK, USA and Canada, brings up a whole array of items that should never be on sale to the public.


Around 700 people have now signed a petition started by Chrissi Dunn,  people are writing to their MPs and venting their anger on social media.

I’ll end with a video about caring “Two Sides to a Story”



Petition – Don’t put our NHS up for negotiation

See dementia as a terminal illness so under 65’s are instantly eligible for PIP (9 Oct 19)

Petition – The lack of provision of social care in the UK is leading to immense distress for all people affected by dementia and their care partners.

Petition – No more PIP Assessments for People with Life Long Disability or Conditions

Justice for Jodey Whiting. Independent inquiry into deaths linked to the DWP


Consultation – Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff

Investigating the impact of stigma on people living with dementia and carers: A questionnaire study PART 1

General Pharmaceutical Council – Consultation on guidance for pharmacist prescribers


Needs of Young People with Dementia 2019

Welcome to the Dementia 2020 Citizens’ Engagement Panel online Hub



Dimensions of Dementia – A Mother and Sons Journey Together


Alzheimer Europe

LEAD Coalition

Young Onset Dementia Alzheimer’s Group (YODA)


” As with life and people in general, all will respond to this challenge differently. Some will seek out the limelight, and that’s fine, others will be shadows in the corners, and that’s fine too. The main thing is we’re talking. Our collective voices in whatever way we choose or whatever way our talents allow,  are all relevant, all going some small way to changing the future.

That’s what keeps me going. 

Alzheimer’s Scotland’s article titled The right to physiotherapy rehabilitation for people living with dementia following a hip fracture.

New Resources

Young Dementia UK – A decision-making guide for GPs

Dementia words matter: A DEEP guideline on language about dementia