Dementia sufferer Mary Goulden, 84, of St Christophers Road, Cowley, died in September.

The report said her family was horrified by the way she was treated, and quoted her daughter, Annette Lewis, who claimed her mother recived a 'lack of care in so many areas' and had been left in excruciating pain.

Her family are now preparing for their first Christmas without her."We are constantly in tears because we feel that we let her down," her daughter Gill Anstiss said.

"She fought for us all our lives and she would make sure we got everything we needed but we couldnt do the same for her although we tried desperately because we were up against it."

The Alzheimer's Society has produced a report in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Centre for Patient Improvement, relating to patient care for those with dementia.