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 weeks 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.

Coronavirus: advice for families looking after someone with dementia

The current government advice is that those shielding may wish to consider spending time outdoors once a day, with members of their own household or, for those shielding alone, with one person from another household. This does not specifically include people with dementia; but if the person you care for has other health considerations, or is in any way vulnerable, you might decide to follow this advice

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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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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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Download government face covering card

These cards highlight that you or your relative are exempt from wearing a face covering due to a cognitive impairment such as dementia

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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 and Alzheimer’s disease

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