Although their father was in his eighties and living with Parkinson’s disease and dementia in an aged care home, sisters Christine Lynch and Sandra Nisi said they knew his comments about being slapped and shaken were not just the confused ramblings of someone with degenerative diseases. They believed him. Their story, told to the aged care royal commission in Melbourne on Tuesday, was one that illustrated the difference between aged care residents who have family members advocating for them and those who don’t. “He would ramble about, you know, ‘I have to get the bus to go to work tomorrow’ or, you know, ‘I built that building over there’, things like that,” Nisi, one of his daughters, told the commissioners. “But then amongst all that he would say, ‘That nurse slapped me’ and then he would talk about going to work and stuff like that. And then he would […]