Dementia Centred

Periods of lockdown during the pandemic have meant considerable changes for many, including finding alternative ways to communicate with loved ones. Being unable to physically see friends, hug family and talk face-to-face with neighbours has resulted in finding new and inventive ways to maintain connection. These include using the internet and applications such as Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp to videocall family and friends, continue with hobbies, social groups and even exercise. However, for some, technology use is not always that easy or possible, resulting in potential isolation and loneliness.

There are a number of barriers that can prevent people from using digital technology. The primary one being a lack of internet access due to its expense, or perceptions of it being unnecessary. Recent statistics reveal that 18% of people aged over 65 do not have internet access. So, although during the Covid-19 pandemic, people were increasingly turning to technology in lockdown, not...

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