The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the well-being of people living with dementia.

Debby L. Gerritsen, HG van der Roest, Shirley B. Evans, Ruslan Leontjevas, Marleen Prins, Dawn Brooker, RM Dröes

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At the time of writing this book, the world was in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries have experienced two lengthy lockdowns where contact with others was significantly curtailed. In this chapter, based on first studies done in and outside Europe, and more specifically in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, we reflect more in depth on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for people living with dementia, their families and professional caregivers in different care settings: at home, day care facilities and nursing homes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDementia & Society
Subtitle of host publicationan interdisciplinary approach
EditorsMathieu Vandenbulcke, Rose-Marie Dröes, Erik Schokkaert
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)1108918956
ISBN (Print)9781108918954
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2022


  • dementia COVID-19 social isolation psychosocial impact community-based care nursing home care

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