8 out of 10 report their dementia worsened during lockdown according to charity investigation

31 July, 2020 | Posted in: ,

Eight out of 10 people living with dementia have experienced a deterioration in their symptoms during lockdown, announced Alzheimer’s Society yesterday.  The charity, working with One Dementia Voice, have carried out an investigation of just under 2,000 individuals affected by dementia, and the findings are shocking. Aware anecdotally of the challenges of those with dementia […]

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Neurology Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 July, 2020 | Posted in: ,

On 23rd March 2020, our society was changed overnight. The announcement of a UK-wide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic meant a drastic change to everyone’s lives, and to our health service.  Health professionals were redeployed to frontline services, regular clinics for diagnosis and review were suspended and frantic attempts to use telehealth and other […]

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Huge impact on people living with dementia as COVID-related care home mortality rates are released

8 July, 2020 | Posted in:

Over 60,000 care home residents died in the past few months, said a report released on 7th July by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Of those residents who died, 49.5% had a recorded pre-existing condition of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These shocking statistics suggest that almost 30,000 people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease […]

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The long term implications of COVID-19 are becoming apparent

29 June, 2020 | Posted in:

We have become increasingly aware, over the past few months, that the symptoms of COVID-19 are wider ranging than initially thought.  A recent article in Reuters has highlighted the full extent of this, and called into question whether we are prepared, as a society, for the rehabilitative process that will be needed by many who […]

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Survey: How has COVID-19 impacted your dementia service?

10 June, 2020 | Posted in:

Dementia Academy is keen to support you with relevant information, education and signposting wherever possible. To ensure our webinars are as valuable to you as possible, we would like to know how your service is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This will help us understand what is needed in the current land of dementia […]

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Webinar: Virtual clinics in COVID times

19 May, 2020 | Posted in:

Please note that all session and slide content are the views of the Speakers, not the Dementia Academy. The content of the recording is the speaker’s personal opinion at the time of recording. Due to the everchanging situation, advice given at the time of recording is subject to change. Speakers  Chair: Prof Iracema Leroi, Associate […]

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