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Dementia Care During COVID-19: Lessons from Patients and Recommendations for Providers


Carolyn Parsey, Ph.D.

Carolyn Parsey, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist at UW Medicine’s Memory and Brain Wellness Center at Harborview and a UW assistant professor of Neurology.

Dr. Parsey specializes in neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders with a specific interest in Alzheimer’s disease. She is committed to providing meaningful care to patients, caregivers and families and s passionate about non-pharmacological interventions for patients with memory disorders.

University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Recognize successes and pitfalls in caring for people with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Implement strategies to support people with dementia and their care partners and families
  • Apply recommendations for encouraging health safety practices for people with dementia

[From the Winter 2021 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias)]

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