Webinar IPA/INTERDEM: Covid-19: Social distancing and its impact on social and mental health of the elderly population
The International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and INTERDEM presented on 23 May 2020 a webinar on “Covid-19: Social distancing and its impact on social and mental health of the elderly population”. International speakers and frontliners shared their knowledge and experiences. They illustrated the tragedy of a farewell in corona time and the threat of human rights violations for older adults by measures to fight Covid-19. The risks of social distancing for mental health, especially depression and suicide were illuminated as well as the risks for social and cognitive health. Recommendation were provided on how to deal with these risks. The webinar and the vlogs are available via this link: https://www.ipa-online.org/events/online-education/covid19-webinar.