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Living with dementia - what was the impact of Covid-19, and what additional support is needed?
The South East Sheffield Community Dementia Advice Service spoke to individuals with dementia as well as family carers, hearing about the experiences of 38 individuals living with dementia in the area.
They heard about people's experiences of:
- Separation and loss
- Carers struggling to cope
- Mixed quality of support
- Difficulties navigating the health and social care system
- Communication with services
- Accessing GP services
People also gave suggestions for how services could improve, which helped us to make recommendations to those who commission or deliver health and social care services. We want to improve support for people living with dementia and those who care for them.
To read in detail about people's experiences, and the recommendations we've made for improvement, read the report below.