I posted “hidden restraints: hidden abuse” on Facebook with this lead in: “Physical restraints aren’t always as obvious as safety belts and prison bars. I still get upset when I watch these videos; I just feel this is so wrong. On the other hand, I’m grateful I was there to liberate my mom each day, even if it was only for a few hours.”
The post was shared dozens of times and generated many comments, but this one from Sue Clarke, which I have reproduced here exactly as she wrote it, touched my heart; she said:
“My mom. Had got. Alzheimers. And demture. And the car Home. Would lock her in her room. When she. Started. To shout and lash out. We been few times. Me and my auntie. Dad. Used to get up set. We had to find a. Carerer. To unlock the. Door with. A key It’s so sad for the family. And god knows what these poor. Lady. Family feel. I’m so glad. Mom and dad. Have. Passed away. Together. Gone to a better place. Xxx”
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