Relatives, advocates worry COVID-19 second wave will shut the door on visiting loved ones

What we’re seeing across Canada is the hugely detrimental impacts of visitor restrictions,” Tamblyn Watts said. “There’s increased depression, despondency and increased loneliness. In some cases, a willingness to stop treatments, or a lack of interest in many aspects of life. But (the impacts) are also physical and measurable,” Tamblyn Watts said, noting physiological effects include decreased physical mobility and cognitive declines.

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