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Campaign fights for family access to dementia patients in hospital

Harrowing personal stories help illustrate the plight of patients denied visits
Nicci Gerrard with her father John

A flourishing UK campaign is using harrowing personal stories of nurses, carers and patients to help illustrate the plight of dementia patients who are being denied access to their loved ones during hospital stays.

Harrowing personal stories from nurses, carers and patients are helping to illustrate the plight of dementia patients denied access to their loved ones during hospital stays, as part of a burgeoning campaign.

Evidence suggests that one-third of people with dementia who go into hospital for an unrelated condition never return to their own homes again.

Around half of all patients with dementia who go into hospital leave physically and mentally less well than when they were admitted.

A powerful effort to redress this situation is taking place in the form of John’s

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