Looking for the light – Coronavirus and Dementia in Care Homes

At the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies we have been committed to improving the quality of care for people living with dementia for more than 30 years now. So when the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, it was difficult for us to witness its impact
on care homes for people living with dementia.

It was as the real toll of the pandemic on care homes started to be revealed in the late spring of 2020, that we decided to undertake this study. We wanted to gain an insight into the experience of Covid19 in care homes, by hearing the voices of those in the front line.

The results from this study have been shared in the booklet “Looking for the light”. This booklet is dedicated to all members of the social care workforce who were involved in providing care and support to people living with dementia during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020-21. And in memory of all those people with dementia and workforce members who are no longer with us.

Thank you to all the participants for everything you shared with us, both happy and sad.
We are also grateful to the University of Bradford for funding this work through its Covid-19 Response and Recovery funding scheme.

You can download the booklet  ‘Looking for the light’ here