Globally more than 50 million people have dementia and one new case is diagnosed every three seconds. While it is those with the disease that arguably suffer the most, families and carers do not emerge unscathed, and a pandemic has proven to make life that much more complicated.
Mandatory lockdown measures around the world have made it much more difficult for the elderly to access help and social care across the board, but, in some countries, policies designed to keep others safe have put older people in more danger. Social isolation brought on by the coronavirus restrictions has only exacerbated feelings of anxiety and loneliness among people living with Dementia.
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