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COVID-19, Dementia and Caregiving

In collaboration with INTERDEM, this program featured two international speakers who shared their experiences focusing on the impact of social distancing on persons with dementia, their rights and how care-giving has changed. Following each presentation, speakers participated in a moderated Question & Answer session.

Following you will find links to:

  • Recording of the live program from 10 September 2020: The voices of persons with dementia and their carers during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Presenter slides

Webinar Program & Presenters -      CLICK TO VIEW FULL WEBINAR       .

William E. Reichman, MD
IPA President 
Baycrest & University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Impact of COVID-19 on persons with dementia and carers
Dr. Clarissa Giebel, PhD (download slide deck here)
University of Liverpool, NIHR CLAHRC NWC
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Older persons with capacity having their right to choose to accept risks of social contact (download slide deck here)
Prof. Dr. Hilde Verbeek, PhD
Maastricht University
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Program Organizers

Myrra Vernooij-Dassen
(The Netherlands)
Frans Verhey
(The Netherlands)
Maria Lapid 
(United States)


Acadia Pharmaceuticals Avanir Pharmaceuticals Cambridge University Press Otsuka Pharmaceuticals