November 2021 CIC Webinar: Featured Q&A
Our monthly CIC webinars inspire some really fantastic audience Q&A sessions! During each event, we receive insightful and probing questions from our webinar attendees.
A Featured Question from our November 2021 Webinar
This question was for Amanda Leggett (University of Michigan), who presented on her NIH grant, Caregiving on the Frontline: Caring for an Individual Living with Dementia during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
You can watch Amanda Leggett's presentation on our YouTube channel.
Question from Audience Member:
How did the [caregiver] participants define situations that resulted in a "difficulty to provide care" [to patients with dementia] (i.e. reduced income, reduced staff, increased care costs)?
Answer from Amanda Leggett:
Specifically, our family caregivers described many reasons, in-depth reasons, for why the difficulty of providing care was enhanced during the pandemic. Changing support structure[s] from both family and formal services, loss of respite- caregivers were often with the individual with dementia full-time without receiving any break. [Also,] fear of exposure and therefore taking many precautions to reduce exposure for the person living with dementia, etc. We're currently analyzing the qualitative data and hope put some papers out this Spring.
Thank you to all of our November 2021 speakers and our CIC Community audience members for keeping the conversation going!
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