Report: Norwegians with dementia living at home were hit particularly hard during the lockdown

Old - grandmother - pensionPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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According to a new report, people suffering from dementia living at home were hit hard during the pandemic lockdown of the country, and relatives had to handle a greater burden.

The results have been published in the journal BMC Health Service Research, the newspaper VG writes.

“Day centers were closed, and many had their home-based services reduced. This had major consequences. Both for people with dementia and for their partners and relatives,” professor Bettina Husebø at the Center for Geriatric and Nursing Home Medicine at the University of Bergen stated.

One of the report’s main findings is that those who lived with someone with dementia experienced the most significant burden due to the lockdown, as they had to take over nursing tasks.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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