Next LTCcovid webinar: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on unpaid carers, 3rd August, 2pm GMT

The next LTCcovid webinar will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on unpaid carers.

Programme:

The impact of the lockdown and the suspension of services on people living with dementia and their carers

Jackie Powell, care partner to her husband who has early onset dementia, and whose experience has been reported in this article: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/people/it-was-he-fell-cliff-devastating-effect-lockdown-leeds-dementia-sufferer-aged-just-57-2927746

Impact of the pandemic on unpaid carers so far, and measures adopted to support them (International)

Dr Klara Lorenz-Dant, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science

Coping with loneliness, isolation and COVID-19 – hearing the voice of carers (International)

Professor Iracema Leroi, Trinity College Dublin and Global Brain Health Institute, study link: http://publichealth.ie/clic/

How has COVID 19 affected the quality of life, wellbeing, and care of people diagnosed with dementia and their family carers? A nested Time for Dementia sub study (UK)

Nicolas Farina, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Law 4 Dementia Carers – understanding the impact of legal issues for carers of people with dementia during the pandemic

Karen Greenhalgh and Lena O’Connell, tide (together in dementia everyday).

Caring from a Distance: using new and familiar means of keeping in touch with family and friends in care homes during COVID-19 (UK)

Caroline White, Social and Psychological Research in Long Term Conditions (SPARC), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull, study link: https://hull.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/caring-from-a-distance-care-home-survey

Experiences and needs of caregivers of persons with dementia in India during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sridhar Vaitheswaran, Dementia Care in SCARF – DEMCARES, Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF) India

Q&A

Further discussion will take place between 15.00-15.30 to allow for discussion to continue after the presentations for those who can continue after 15.00.

The webinar will be recorded and the video will be shared on LTCcovid.org.

Registration is free at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-impact-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-unpaid-carers-tickets-114610791964

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