Organisations that can support you during COVID-19

Our team of practitioners recommend using the following organisations for support during COVID-19.

 

Tips to improve communication while wearing a mask

 

Government guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family

 

 

National Activities Partnership Association

 

NAPA are providing free access to their resources during the COVID-19 period, this includes a section for family carers

 

 

Mental Health Foundation

 

Ten top tips for good sleep for you and the person you care for

 

 

The British Psychological Society

 

Advice on supporting people with dementia during self isolation

 

 

Meri Yaadain CiC

 

Specialist information about dementia and COVID -19 for black and ethnic minority communities

 

 

University of Bradford

 

The university of Bradford have posted a series of blog posts about COVID-19 and dementia

 

Helping family carers support people living with dementia

 

Staying physically distant from others but socially connected

 

This has been a massive change to our circumstances’: a carer’s account

 

How coronavirus is affecting my life: a personal account

 

The impact of the coronavirus strategy for people with dementia who live alone

 

Supporting someone with dementia when they need care in the emergency department: some practical tips

 

Supporting people living with dementia during the coronavirus outbreak

 

 

TIDE

 

A UK wide network of carers, former carers and health & social care professionals who are working together to build a better future for carers of people living with dementia

 

 

The Alzheimer’s Society

 

Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia

 

Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia at home

 

Coronavirus: Activity ideas for people with dementia

 

Coronavirus: Support for a person with dementia living alone

 

Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia from a distance

 

Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions

 

Coronavirus: Other useful organisations and information

 

The Dementia connect support line 0333 150 3456 is available for information, support and advice from dementia advisers.

 

Dementia talking point is an online community where people share experiences with other people affected by dementia.

 

 

 

Dementia UK

 

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

 

Coronavirus: advice for families looking after someone with dementia

 

Coronavirus: questions and answers

 

Leaflets and information

 

Dementia helpline

 

Helpline Nurses can offer practical and emotional support to families and can be contacted on 0800 888 6678 or by emailing helpline@dementiauk.org. The Helpline is open seven days a week, 9am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on weekends.

 

 

 

LiveBetterWith

 

Coronavirus and dementia

 

Coronavirus and dementia: the impact for people living in care homes and their families

 

Coronavirus and dementia: social distancing and self isolation

 

 

Residents and Relatives Association

 

The Relatives and Residents Association in partnership with Dementia UK have produced ideas for relatives, friends and care staff to help maintain relationships with people with dementia in care homes.

 

 

This link from the Government website will allow you to register someone as vulnerable if you are unable to do this through your GP.

 

 

Care Companion

 

Finding relevant information, and managing general wellbeing, during the COVID-19 pandemic is critically important. Care Companion can support carers as you manage your responsibilities through the current crisis. As a simple to use, interactive online resource, it offers access to information, advice and guidance to help you adapt to current uncertainties. It links to a vast range of resources that are tailored to individual circumstances. For more information, please follow this link.

 

 

Herbert Protocol

 

If you are concerned that the person with dementia does not understand the social distancing and self-isolation rules, you may also be concerned that they may leave home. If this happens, you may be unable to look for them because of the recommendations and the risk to your health and the health of others.  Our service practitioners recommend completing the Herbert Protocol form so that you have this available to send to community police and local community hubs who can then look for the person in order to support them to return home.

 

 

This is a national scheme recognised in all areas; here is a link to The Metropolitan Police form which you can use wherever you are in the UK,  or if you prefer you can access one from your local Police force.