INTERDEM & Covid-19 initiatives

INTERDEM members used their expertise to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more to find links to these important initiatives: blogs, news, guidance, webinars, articles​

Name Covid-19 related activity Covid-19
Denig, Tom



Dementia Day to Day blogsite:

Koopmans, Raymond


Samsi, Kritika


Guidance in the light of Covid-19



‘Helping adult day centres to ‘unlock lockdown is free of charge, can be easily downloaded and printed off. Please follow this link to find the resource It has two parts:

·         Part 1 covers some of the practicalities of re-opening, 


·         Part 2 is an editable Word document that aims to prompt reflection on what has happened during lockdown


Giebel, Clarissa



COVID19 dementia research in the UK (which is now also expanding globally to Italy, India, Australia, and Poland).
Tischler, Victoria


 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)  research project

•Aims: Funded by AHRC (Covid-19 UKRI) the project will:

•1) co-design Culture Boxes  incorporating pandemic guidance and creative activities to alleviate social isolation, loneliness and responsive behaviours in care homes

•2) deliver Culture Boxes (physical and digital) for 12 months

•3) measure impact using Participatory Action Research (PAR)

•Collaborating centres/Institutions: Royal Academy of Music; University of the Arts London; Culture&

Block, Lieve van den



Ongoing research project

Online support

The Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research and COVID-19

Together in Sound –

Homeside –

Gove, Dianne



Guidance in the light of Covid-19


Position paper on how to support people with dementia during pandemic

Bunn, Frances

Guidance in the light of Covid-19

Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Frns Verhey





Webinar IPA/INTERDEM  Covid-19, social distancing and its impact on social and mental health of elderly population

The risks of social distancing for older adults: a call to balance.

Vernooij-Dassen M, Verhey F, Lapid M.Int Psychogeriatr. 2020 Jun 24:1-7.