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My father died alone in hospital. Our campaign is restoring people’s dignity

Hundreds of hospitals have signed up to let relatives of people with dementia be by their bedside in their final days following an Observer article two years ago A little more than two years ago, I was in the kitchen with my friend, Julia Jones, in a state of helpless sorrow. My father, John, was still alive then, although he was in his desolating last stages. His slow-motion dying had gone on for months and would continue for several more.
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