The current COVID-19 situation is
extremely alarming as the world nations have not experienced anything like this
in many decades. So far, the COVID-19 has affected more than two third of the
world countries; both high-income as well as low- and middle-income countries
are finding it hard to cope adequately with this crisis. There is no
vaccination and no medicine available for the cure of COVID-19 available thus resulting
in high infections rates and significant numbers of deaths all over the world.
There are high-risk individuals that
include elderly and patients with pre-existing medical conditions such as hypertension,
diabetes and heart disease, elderly need to be given special attention and
access to appropriate services.
is very important that people living with dementia and their carers are
supported at this time.
Disease International has brought a timely and important video
presentation on the continuity of care for people living with dementia during
the COVID-19 outbreak.
This video presentation is from
Professor Huali Wang, Executive Vice President of Alzheimer’s Disease Chinese
(ADC). In China, Professor Wang and her colleagues have experienced first-hand
the challenges and responses to dementia care during the spread of the novel
In this video, Professor Wang explains how China has addressed the specific
challenges of people living with dementia during unprecedented circumstances.
Details, perspective and advice based on local experience are offered in the
hope that it may help Alzheimer’s and dementia associations globally, as well
as health and care professionals, people affected by dementia and their carers.
Please click here for
Professor Huali Wang’s presentation. https://youtu.be/zM6cd1QSSFo
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