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"Kind people pushed drugs at her"

Betsan Powys | 13:34 UK time, Wednesday, 3 February 2010

In a moment I'll put up a blog entry about the Finance Committee meeting this morning. it was one of those meetings and is one of those blog entries, I hope, that tells you something about what's going on in the corridors of Cardiff Bay. I put them up every now and then because if you don't get to read about the ins and outs of committees here, you're probably not going to read much about them anywhere.

I was going to put it up now but before I pressed the button to publish, I noticed a comment made by BBC News website reader about the effect dementia has had on her and her family.

There are lots of personal experiences shared that point to huge differences in the standards of care for patients suffering from Alzheimer's but the comment that stopped me in my tracks was this one:

"My mother died from Alzheimer's" wrote Jullee Morgan from Llangammarch Wells in Powys. "Kind people pushed drugs at her for about two years before her death".

Kind people pushed drugs at her for about two years before her death.

I will blog about the Finance Committee because while it's easy for some of you to dismiss it as Cardiff Bay navel gazing that says nothing, I don't think that's true.

It's just that Jullee Morgan's experience, in that moment, said a whole lot more.


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