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How Dementia Can Change A Relationship

November 19, 2014

The Care Quality Commission, which inspects care homes in England, has told 5 live Breakfast that staff need better training to deal with questions around dementia and intimacy.

Nicky Campbell spoke to Rita and Rosie on Your Call, both of their husbands have formed new relationships in their care homes.

Rosie’s husband Den would “turn his back” and pull his hand away from his wife, which she found “very hurtful”.

Rita says she’s “not upset” that her husband Frank has formed a relationship with another woman in his care home because “he’s got company, I sit on one side to hold Frank’s hand and she sits on the other side and holds the other hand”.

This clip is originally from Breakfast Tuesday 18th November 2014.

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