St. Paul's Hospital addressing ‘brutal lack of dignity’ allegation in treating Alzheimer’s patient

Health officials are investigating after a Vancouver man alleges his 78-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s was roughed up by St. Paul’s Hospital security and left crying and bruised this week.

Aaron Craven is now advocating for an “overhaul” of how Alzheimer’s patients are treated and hoping other families can draw from his experience and “get out ahead” of the disease.

“I feel the entire situation was extremely poorly managed by St. Paul’s emergency staff and the result was abusive and way over the top of what was needed,” he said of his mom Patricia’s June 5 visit to the downtown Vancouver hospital.

Stephanie Ip reports

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