Police and security guards are called out to deal with vulnerable dementia patients four times a day, figures reveal.

They are increasingly summoned by hospital and care homes staff struggling to cope.

One frightened patient was handcuffed to his hospital bed and told he had caused ‘criminal damage’ for accidentally knocking over an oxygen cylinder.

Reported by the Daily Mail. You can read the full story here. 

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