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The impact of coronavirus on those with dementia and their carers night

BBC, 29 Sep 2020
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A large proportion of those who have died from Covid-19 in the UK had a form of dementia.

As winter draws nearer, there are fears that without action to address some of the reasons that those with dementia seem to be especially suffering, recent history will repeat itself.

How can we avoid repeating mistakes from the spring which led to a large number of those with dementia dying from Covid-19?

Newsnight has see exclusive polling which reveals the extent of the problems for carers and the cared for in the UK.

95% of family carers surveyed said extra caring hours during the pandemic had impacted upon their physical or mental health.

What has the effect of lockdown been on carers and those who are cared for?

Newsnight’s Policy Editor Lewis Goodall reports.
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