Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for families looking after someone with dementia

We know that this is a worrying time for families looking after someone with dementia. The months ahead are going to be challenging. But there are a few things you can do to look after yourself, and the person with dementia, during this time.

Covid-19's long tail

Paul Edwards, Director of Clinical Services at Dementia UK, reflects on the impact of the pandemic on dementia care. Whilst society will see some normality over the next few months, the long tail of Covid-19 will be felt strongly

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Coronavirus: questions and answers

We have put together a list of commonly asked questions to our Helpline, which we will update as and when the situation develops

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Giving the Covid-19 vaccine to someone living with dementia

If you are a carer or relative to a person with dementia, you may want to think how you can prepare and support them to have the Covid-19 vaccine

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The ongoing challenges for people with dementia during coronavirus

The threat of coronavirus remains real, and families with dementia may be feeling anxious about what this means for them. This advice is for families to support them in navigating this new period

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Care homes and the coronavirus outbreak

Dr Sarah Russell and Suzanne Wightman from our Professional and Practice Development Team have put together some common questions and answers for people living in care homes, their families and the care home staff

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Advice for people with dementia around face coverings

Our Helpline Admiral Nurse, Rachel Watson, advises families with dementia on what to do around the changing guidance with face coverings

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Registering as a carer with your GP

Unpaid carers are in Priority Group 6 in the vaccination programme, with people in this group starting to be vaccinated right now. It is therefore important to consider accessing the Carers Register at your local GP surgery

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Impact of COVID-19 – summary report of carers’ experiences

Many people affected by dementia were already facing a lack of support before the Covid-19 pandemic. We carried out a survey to assess the impact of the pandemic on families affected by dementia. This report was put together by the Insights and Evaluation team

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Leaflets and information

Information, blogs and ideas for people living with dementia during this time

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Dementia Helpline

Our free Dementia Helpline is staffed by our dementia specialist nurses and is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease

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