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She is about to be discharged from hospital (tomorrow) after being treated for a urinary tract infection. The ward sister informed me, by phone, that the doctor had taken the decision based on my mother's age (92), the fact that she has suffered TIAs (though not for the past few years), has had chest infections AND "suffers from dementia"! My mother experiences confusion when suffering from UTIs, which is a fairly common occurrence, but there has NEVER been any suggestion that she is suffering from dementia. In between UTIs she is perfectly lucid and capable of making decisions. She is, however, extremely deaf without her hearing aids and does not, therefore, always appreciate what is happening or what is being said.
Please cancel this question and refund my payment via Paypal, where I have already lodged a complaint in the Resolution Centre. I don't think this is a complicated question and I would have expected any legal expert worth their salt to have provided a response within the timescale.