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Worries around telephone banking

This challenge is based on experiences we have heard: My mum who is 64 was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease last year and now lives alone since dad passed away recently. I’ve seen how mum has found it difficult taking over the finances, which is something dad always looked after. Mum still understands money and that bills need paying, but she worries and struggles with doing her banking over the telephone. The security questions the bank ask her make her anxious and...

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Reaching people without Internet access

What about supporting people who are needing to ‘shield’ or ‘self-isolate’ but who don’t have access to The Internet? From previous projects and pieces of work, we have found that this can often be a challenge anyway, for example in terms of accessing information, but with the current pandemic and a lack of social interaction, this could make it even harder for people as a lot of the solutions for social interaction are using The Internet, such as video calls. How can we reach those who...

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Getting a dementia diagnosis during a pandemic

We know the difficulties in getting a dementia diagnosis for people at the best of times. We know in pieces of work that have taken place that it can be harder for people to receive a diagnosis. For example, in England, it is estimated that there are over 210,000 people with dementia without a diagnosis, and diagnosis rates in local areas range from around 50% to over 90%. What about people who are currently needing to self-isolate or ‘shield’ without a diagnosis of dementia? How can they...

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How do we keep connected to those in care homes in 'lock-down'?

Currently, there are many people out there with a loved one in a care home – what do they do when the care home is in 'lock-down'? What can they do if they can’t see their loved one? And what about if their dementia develops and they won’t recognise them a few months down the line? How can we best support people in this situation?

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Natasha Howard

London, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Sep 17, 2018

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