Telehealth uses video calling and other technologies to support patients and their caregivers at home. By making dementia care and education more accessible, telehealth can help manage dementia issues at home before a crisis happens.
Telehealth can help improve dementia care, lessen caregiver burden and stress, and improve quality of life for people with dementia by providing the following opportunities:
- Patients and caregivers can talk with doctors and health care professionals remotely by phone or video.
- Caregivers can participate in online trainings or support groups to learn new strategies to manage stress on their own time and in their own space.
- People living with dementia can participate in activities, such as virtual exercise classes or support groups, to stay engaged and avoid feeling lonely and isolated.
Visit NIA’s website to learn more about telehealth and dementia caregiving.