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”
” 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.