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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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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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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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