Future gazing: COVID-19 and dementia

This webinar focuses on what a post-COVID world may look like for people living with dementia.

People living with dementia are in the age group most likely to suffer from severe symptoms of COVID-19; face difficult decisions around healthcare treatments and hospital admissions; and especially in lockdown or quarantine, may become more anxious, stressed, and withdrawn during the outbreak.

The future is uncertain, and for people living with dementia and their loved ones, this can be especially challenging. In this webinar, ADI seeks to address these uncertainties on what a post-COVID world will look like.

This webinar examines the uncertainties facing people living with dementia, as well as their families and carers, as the world continues to move through different phases of the pandemic. The panel consisted of researchers, policy makers and other experts who addressed some key themes including availability of post-diagnostic support and social services, disruption of clinical trials; and the development of vaccinations for COVID-19.

During the webinar Prof Ricardo Allegri of the Fundación para la Lucha contra las Enfermedades Neurológicas (FLENI) described the impact of Covid-19 on hospital admissions and the huge psychological impact of the crisis on patients and carers.

Future gazing: COVID-19 and dementia

Watch the webinar recording here.

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