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Letters Decisions in dementia

Carers are central

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 22 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5150
  1. Hugh Whittall, director1
  1. 1Nuffield Council on Bioethics, London WC1B 3JS
  1. hwhittall{at}

    Respondents to a public consultation of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on the ethics of dementia raised the same problems and dilemmas as identified by Livingston and colleagues.1 We also heard from carers that professionals seemed to treat them with suspicion and that information that would be useful in …

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