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During the pandemic, lockdown and restricted movements were imposed on the general population in the name of slowing infection rates. This has provided us all with the opportunity to reflect on the implications of everyday restrictions which placed on people with dementia in the name of safety, and has put our approaches to risk in the spotlight. Even during ‘normal’ times individuals with dementia have many of their choices reduced and they may become confined either in a care home or other setting due to perceived safety risks. The practices within this setting may further restrict the freedoms and independence of the individual living there.
Unsurprisingly, these restrictions may cause increased distressed responses, perhaps even exacerbating depressive illness.  Our own recent restrictions may help to empathise with individuals who, through no fault of their own, are no longer able to freely participate in activities or enjoy the outdoors as they may have done previously...

Dementia Centred
30th Jul 2020

As much as we love to have visitors at the DSDC and enjoy the time we get to spend with people across health, social and...

Dementia Centred
17th Jul 2020
Dementia Centred
17th Jul 2020