Dr. Martha Carmichael says she believes loneliness led to deaths in some cases
A P.E.I. geriatrician says many older adults have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic in ways from which they may not be able to recover.
Dr. Martha Carmichael, the province’s only internist geriatrician, says the health of many seniors living at home or in long-term care has declined.
“I can’t sugar-coat this even if I tried,” she told Island Morning’s Mitch Cormier. “The reality is that we’re seeing seniors and families in crisis — in the community, in their own homes, and also in facility-based care. We’re seeing huge changes, unfortunately, in cognition, function, mood, behaviour.”