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Restraints pose additional risk when COVID is present

Old lady The national dementia support service has warned the use of chemical and physical restraints is particularly dangerous for residents with dementia experiencing respiratory illness.

Dementia Support Australia, the commonwealth funded service operated by HammondCare to help aged care providers and families support people with dementia, is urging facilities to explore alternatives to restraints.

Read the full article here: https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/clinical/dementia/restraints-pose-additional-risk-when-covid-is-present/