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  1. https://uk.yahoo.com/finance/news/sky-accused-letting-72yo-alzheimers-sufferer-pay-110-month-tv-packages-175050618.html Media giant Sky allowed an elderly Alzheimer’s to pay £110 a month for his TV package. Rachel Holdsworth says the family was astounded to learn her uncle, Rodney, was parting with so much. They thought initially that the 72-year-old, who was diagnosed with early onset dementia a couple of years ago, was paying for broadband despite not having a computer or mobile phone. But, after finally convincing Sky that she was a relative and gaining access to the account, she learned her uncle was paying out the hefty monthly sum on TV channels.
  2. Hi, am new and looking for support to know have done the right thing. Problem is my younger brother (with whom have never seen eye to eye) thinks otherwise! Briefly, our mothers health deteriorated since middle of last year. Since then, mother has been under mental health services and orthopaedic surgeons. The mental health services were obtained 4+ years ago due to her memory. She has since being going downhill and been recently diagnosed with Alzheimers. Bearing the above in mind, contacted welfare rights advisor from ageUK to ask their advice in applying for Attendance Allowance (AA). Informed by advisor that it probably worth applying for AA. Advisor duly attended at my mothers to complete AA application which was sent with documentary evidence had to hand. Received notification that AA awarded (higher rate). Younger brother is of the view that because our mother does not actually receive physical help she is not entitled to AA. I tried pointing out that a claimant did not actually have to be physically receiving help, the 'need' of receiving such help is what counts. What do you say to a sibling who thinks like described above and effectively doesn't think his mother is not entitled to AA? Francis1306.
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