This video was shot over a few days in 2008,when Marcelle had began to sleep by day. To force her to stay awake, accountant Richard Kaufman ordered that she be denied the recliner she had used all day for years, and that she be kept at the dining table, in a chair she finds quite uncomfortable.
When Mr. Kaufman bought some squeaky birds and a stuffed dog, the aides were supposed to make Marcelle love her new toys. The aides were told that the doctor wanted them to keep Marcelle awake with the squeaky birds. The aides obeyed. Please remember, when you watch the video, that the nurse aides who appear to mistreat Marcelle are not aware they are doing anything awful or cruel. They were told that these were doctor’s orders, and that they had to bother Marcelle a little, in order to help her. They did not know that these were not doctor’s orders, but accountant’s orders.