Catch-up – Telehealth to enable access to interventions for people with dementia by Anna Volkmer

Hosted by Adam Smith

Presented by Anna Volkmer, Senior Speech & Language Therapist and NIHR Clinical Research Fellow at University College London and The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. In this webinar Anna Volkmer explores the evidence underpinning this practice. She reports on the perceived value of delivering speech and language therapy interventions remotely and the considerations for healthcare delivery and future research.

In the current climate of coronavirus and social distancing or isolation, the majority of people living with dementia will be unable to access therapy or activities of daily living that enable them to maintain their routine and their independence. Anecdotally many people report a deterioration in their communication and cognition during this period of instability and upheaval. We are seeing a rise in healthcare services being delivered remotely- by telephone or video conferencing to this group. But what does the research evidence tell us about the benefits and limitations of delivering interventions in this way?

First broadcast on Wednesday 29th April 202o and hosted by Adam Smith, Programme Director at the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research, University College London.

If you would like to present your own lecture drop us a line to dementiaresearcher@ucl.ac.uk

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