The Malta Independent 18 October 2021, Monday

Updated: Woman complains father ‘made to vote’ in spite of severe dementia

Saturday, 4 April 2015, 11:34 Last update: about 8 years ago

A woman took to Facebook to complain that her 98-year-old father, who suffers from severe dementia, was made to vote in spite of his inability to understand what it happening around him.

Tanya Borg Cardona wrote on the Facebook page “are you being served” that her father, a resident at St Vincent de Paul dementia ward, “hasn’t got the mental ability to make a choice’.

She urgently requests the authorities so stop this kind of abuse.

Her full post is below:

Contacted by The Malta Independent. SHout representative Romina Tolu said that the organisation has not been allowed to monitor the voting process by the Electoral Commission. 

Asked about the proceedings at St Vincent de Paule, she said that people with dementia should not be forced to vote as it goes against the dignity of the person.

FKNK secretary general Lino Farrugia declined to comment as he does not have the medical expertise on the matter. "It is up to the medical authorities to see to this," he said.

 

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