A CARER was filmed spraying perfume in a dementia patient’s mouth after the gran’s family installed a hidden camera, a court heard yesterday.
Susan Draper, 43, laughed while covering 78-year-old Betty Boylan with Impulse body spray and then said: “It’s better than poo.”
Draper, of Birmingham, denied ill treatment in a position of care but was convicted after a seven-minute clip was played to magistrates.
Betty’s family put a camera in her Bupa care home in September after finding bruises on her.
Prosecutor Shawn Williams said the carer sprayed the contents of an aerosol can from about a foot away from Betty.
He added: “She is spraying in her face and the response from Betty is ‘stop it’.
“Betty gurgles and coughs but she is not able to move out of the way herself.
“She is not able to express herself in a way to register she wants it to stop.”
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