Act fails to protect adults
The Adult Guardianship Act of British Columbia is a failure.
My family has experienced directly how the act, and its implementation by health authorities, fails to protect the most vulnerable of aging adults, those suffering from dementia.
While major efforts are made to protect vulnerable children from predators, adults with dementia are left wide open to predation.
Dementia, whether from Alzheimer’s disease or a stroke, leaves an adult in a very child-like condition, vulnerable to manipulation and abuse beyond their capacity to understand.
I have been told there is currently a review of the act. I would urge anyone who has experienced or seen the failures of the act (and health authorities) to protect vulnerable adults to contact Ralph Sultan, Minister of State for Seniors, at 250-356-0912.
Do it for your mother.