CovId-19 and SOcial isoLATion in dEmentia care (ISOLATE): impact and needs of people with dementia, informal and professional caregivers

  • Funded by Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)
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Grant number: 844001802

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2020
    2022
  • Funder

    Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    Netherlands, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    Leiden University Medical Center
  • Research Category

    Secondary impacts of disease, response & control measures

  • Research Subcategory

    Indirect health impacts

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Adults (18 and older)Older adults (65 and older)

  • Vulnerable Population

    Not applicable

  • Occupations of Interest

    CaregiversHealth Personnel

Abstract

Project description The COVID-19 measures on social isolation appear to have a major impact on the well-being of people with dementia, informal carers and care workers. While loneliness and problematic behavior increase in people with dementia, social support for informal carers is declining and they are burdened with additional burden. In addition, rules regarding physical distance complicate the work of care workers. Research This project investigates the impact of social isolation on intra- and extramural dementia care by interviewing informal carers and care workers. Expected results Problems, concerns and needs are mapped in order to improve social well-being during social isolation for people with dementia, their informal caregivers and care workers within the intra- and extramural setting. Expected impact This research makes an important contribution to the still limited knowledge about the impact of social isolation in care for people with dementia and makes policy proposals to improve care and welfare.