Anger at plan to move Port Erin man with dementia to Douglas

Lesley Cain

Lesley Cain

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Plans to move a Port Erin man with dementia from Southlands to a home in Douglas have left his wife feeling ‘desperate’ because she will be unable to visit him.

Alternatively, he could be moved to Abbotswood in Ballasalla, which is nearer to home, but his wife has been told she would have to cover the £180 a week shortfall in charges.

Eddie Cain, 71, has vascular dementia and nine months ago became a resident at the Gansey unit in Southlands Resource Centre. ‘When he went he was quite aggressive, now he has calmed down,’ said his wife Lesley.


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