In response to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ADI shares some guidance on the difficult decisions people with dementia, their families and carers are having to make about hospital admission and triage during COVID-19.
The first piece, ‘COVID-19 and dementia: Difficult decisions about hospital admission and triage’, intends to provide guidance for people with dementia and their families, helping them to consider key issues when planning dementia care during COVID-19. The second paper, written by Dr Linda Barclay and ADI Chair Glenn Rees, intends to compliment the first paper by providing an ethical backdrop around health resource allocation, quality of life and transparency in decision-making.
ADI Chief Executive, Paola Barbarino, writes:
We are living through unprecedented times, but one thing is clear: ADI’s natural constituency, people affected by dementia and their families, are amongst the hardest hit. We have a global network and it has been natural for our members to collaborate through this crisis, show solidarity and work together. But we have also learnt that there are hard truths that we all need to face. This is the spirit in which we have reengineered ADI to be at the forefront in providing, guidance, evidence-based information and cohesion through these difficult times. Our aim is to help you understand the impact on our community as events unfold and take better and more informed decisions.