Standing with people affected by dementia through coronavirus
People affected by dementia have been worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic – facing devastation at home and in care homes. Find out how we're standing with them, and how you can too.
In the UK, people affected by dementia have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
From the high death rate in care homes, to the significant cognitive decline for people who live in the community, to the rising mental health challenges for unpaid carers, the pandemic has had a severe impact, while exposing our fragmented social care system for all to see.
In Alzheimer’s Society’s new report, Worst hit: dementia during coronavirus, we shine a light on the impact of coronavirus on people who have dementia and those who care for them.
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The Government must hear from people affected by dementia to learn from the initial coronavirus outbreak. They must prioritise protecting people living with dementia and those who care for them ahead of uncertain times in winter and in the future.
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Have you experienced any issues relating to dementia and coronavirus since the start of the pandemic? We want to hear from you to make the government understand the reality of lockdown for people affected by dementia.