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  • Yeah, and like you said, it seems like the cove It, you know, crisis has magnified the fact that we have been ignoring, maybe care homes for a long time and ignoring some of the things that we need to look out for those places.

  • Now Kobe has really put it on the map and shown us thes tragic deaths.

  • This mistreatment thing again, 43% of the virus is being spread in care homes.

  • When you hear that number from Public health England, it's it's almost unfathomable.

  • It's almost something.

  • It's like a wake up call when you to take this more seriously.

  • I think this crisis is hurried up.

  • A lot of things that were happening already My own general practice has suddenly had Thio go distance consulting.

  • Um, toe, what extent is that going to go back toe normal?

  • Well, I think it will be a very different picture.

  • Um, it's very important that people can consult their doctor, for instance, if they need an examination or that sense of closeness untouched.

  • That's so important.

  • Andi, It was my privilege to be able to offer toe my patients, but I think it zhari dup ah process that would have happened anyway on I think you're right when it comes to car homes, we cannot now, hopefully I hope to God we can't any mawr ignore the crisis that has been building for years and years in care homes.

  • Andi it is.

  • It's amongst other things, very importantly, a funding crisis on Dare again.

  • Who is going to think about that when they don't want Thio until it's on top of them on board?

  • But we have to.

  • We have to think in advance and we have to think about not only the ones ourselves, the people we care for and care about, but also a society.

  • How do we look to our older people on how do we show that we value them?

  • I was actually running the numbers, I think, last week, and I think on the day there was, I think, 1500 deaths in England.

  • And on that same day, I think there were 13 Kobe deaths and I looked in and saw that it was almost 10 times.

  • That amount was due to dementia and Alzheimer's and another 10 times due to smoking related illnesses, and it just made me wonder.

  • Wow, you know, of course, because of co vid.

  • We're focusing on this, and it's important that we do.

  • But I didn't realize that there was so much death from dementia and Alzheimer's, and it just seems like something we need to look more into and to see what what else we can dio.

  • It's quite a complex subject.

  • Uh, dementia is an illness of old older age, so inevitably, people with dementia more likely to be older.

  • I'm talking in general ISMs here, more likely to be older and therefore more likely anyway, to be a risk of co vid.

  • There are also more likely to have physical conditions, general frailty or other conditions.

  • We're not only talking about Alzheimer's.

  • Vascular dementia is a condition where you have many strokes all the time on DSO, you've got a cardiovascular system that's fractured Andi more likely to put you at risk.

  • So there's a multitude of risks that add up.

  • Why, why my wife?

Yeah, and like you said, it seems like the cove It, you know, crisis has magnified the fact that we have been ignoring, maybe care homes for a long time and ignoring some of the things that we need to look out for those places.

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CARE HOMES CRISIS: How As A Society We Need Should Not Ignore Our Care Homes - Dr. Tony Burch

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    林宜悉   posted on 2020/10/21
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