Coronavirus (COVID-19) - ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY DEMENTIA
Living with dementia at any time brings everyday challenges for the person and those around them. Coronavirus is making daily life much harder.
South Somerset is working to become a Dementia Friendly Community and we're happy to provide links below to advice and practical tips for people living with dementia and those supporting them – either in the same household or from a distance.
- Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia
- Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia at home
- Coronavirus: Activity ideas for people living with dementia
- Coronavirus: Support for a person with dementia living alone
- Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia from a distance
- Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia who falls ill
- Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia in hospital
- Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia in a care home
- Coronavirus: If a person with dementia in a care home falls ill
- Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions and useful organisations
- Call its Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456. Or, if you speak Welsh, you can call its Welsh-speaking support line on 03300 947 400.
- Connect with other people affected by dementia via its online community Talking Point.
- Order from its full range of free publications
- Find relevant dementia information and support with its online tool
"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.
"Please remember that you never have to struggle on alone. If you have any concerns about caring for someone with dementia through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please call the dementia specialist Admiral Nurses on our Helpline, on 0800 888 6678 or email email@example.com.
"The Helpline is open seven days a week, 9am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on weekends."