Providing Simultaneous COVID-19–sensitive and Dementia-Sensitive Care as We Transition from Crisis Care to Ongoing Care

      As of April 29, 2020, more than 3 million COVID-19 cases and 217,183 associated deaths have been counted worldwide.
      Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
      COVID-19 Map.
      Entire national populations are still under restrictive measures for social distancing and self-isolation. Encouragingly, recent epidemiological data show that the epidemic curve seems to have entered into a plateauing/descending phase in most of the affected countries. Accordingly, national and local administrators have started reasoning about the post-emergency phase (or the so-called “phase 2”), that is, the set of measures that should allow the country to gradually return to a condition of “normality” after the lockdown is eased.
      Italy starts to look ahead to “phase two” as COVID-19 death toll slows - Reuters [Internet].
      It is, however, very likely that nothing will be as before this experience, and it is expected that the coronavirus crisis will cause major social and economic issues for a long time.
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