Advice for caregivers of people with dementia during COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Advice for caregivers of people with dementia during COVID-19” – below is their description.

Caregivers of people with dementia are facing new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This video provides practical advice to help them reduce their level of stress and to improve their mental health and well-being. The messages are extracted from iSupport, WHO’s knowledge and skills training programme for caregivers of people with dementia. More information https://www.who.int/teams/mental-health-and-substance-use/brain-health/integrated-care-support/isupport-lite

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