With various stages of restrictions across Australia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all had to get used to a different way of life. Yet while some aspects such as mask wearing have become normal for many of us, they can be frightening and disorientating to people with dementia.
And for people who may already find personal care difficult to tolerate, the introduction of personal protective equipment (PPE) can worsen their stress. Unfortunately these measures, while crucial, also make it more difficult for the individual to recognise carers.
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