Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions on Community-Dwelling Caregivers and Persons With Dementia

Psychol Trauma. 2020 Jun 25. doi: 10.1037/tra0000793. Online ahead of print.


Restrictions related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pose unique and significant challenges for community-dwelling caregivers and people with dementia, including disrupted routines, a lack of structure, decreased access to respite care, and new or worsening safety issues related to interpersonal violence and hygiene. In addition to identifying issues confronting caregivers, the authors also describe possible ways to address some of these pressing concerns. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).