' Exhausted' family and friends spent 92 million extra hours caring for loved ones with dementia since lockdown, Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society's new report,'Worst hit: dementia during coronavirus', says Government must fix social care now, learning lessons to avoid further winter tragedy, as dementia carers struggle with depression, insomnia and exhaustion. Since coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown on 23 March, an Alzheimer's Society investigation has discovered family and friends have spent an extra 92 million hours caring for loved ones with dementia1, due to the double whammy of lockdown making dementia symptoms worse, and the chronically underfunded social care system leaving them nowhere else to turn.
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Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown on 23rd March 2020, this investigation found family and friends have spent an extra 92 million hours caring for loved ones with dementia, due to the double impact of lockdown making dementia symptoms worse, and the chronically underfunded social care system leaving them nowhere else to turn. It states that the government must fix social care now, learning lessons to avoid further winter tragedy, as dementia carers struggle with depression, insomnia and exhaustion.