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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY DEMENTIA

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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.

Alzheimer's Society

You can access all of the Society's detailed advice here

Access a toolkit offering guidance on how to support people with dementia in your community

  1. Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia
  2. Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia at home
  3. Coronavirus: Activity ideas for people living with dementia
  4. Coronavirus: Support for a person with dementia living alone
  5. Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia from a distance 
  6. Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia who falls ill
  7. Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia in hospital
  8. Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia in a care home
  9. Coronavirus: If a person with dementia in a care home falls ill
  10. Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions and useful organisations

Dementia UK

"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 helpline@dementiauk.org.

"The Helpline is open seven days a week, 9am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on weekends."

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