Alzheimer’s Society| September 2020| Worst hit: dementia during coronavirus
A new report from the Alzheimer’s Society spotlights the impact of the pandemic on family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia. Worst hit: dementia during coronavirus reveals that 92 million extra hours of care have been given in response to what the report terms, the ‘double whammy of lockdown making dementia symptoms worse, and the chronically underfunded social care system leaving them nowhere else to turn.’
Almost half (45%) of those caregivers surveyed by the charity, felt the level of care their loved one with dementia needed was more than they could give. Half of carers have spent more than 100 hours a week looking after or helping the person they care for since 23 March.
Alzheimer’s Society Worst hit: dementia during coronavirus
Alzheimer’s Society press release ‘Exhausted’ family and friends spent 92 million extra hours caring for loved ones with dementia since lockdown