Restrictions to keep people safe from COVID-19, or to stop COVID-19 from spreading, can result in significant changes in the life of someone living with dementia, particularly within aged care facilities. Many of these changes can be extremely distressing and lead to changes in the way a person with dementia responds or even affect their cognition. This in turn, can present challenges for those caring for an individual with dementia.
On the panel will be:
– Craig Gear | CEO OPAN
– Maree McCabe | CEO Dementia Australia
– Dr Melanie Wroth | Senior Staff Specialist in Geriatric Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Chief Clinical Advisor at the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
– Wendy Henderson | Consultant |Centre for Dementia Learning at Dementia Australia
We encourage people working in aged care to watch this webinar to learn more about caring for older people with dementia during COVID-19 restrictions. We also encourage older people, their families and friends to watch and see how they can support their loved ones during this time.