Coronavirus And Dementia
Support for people with dementia and their families – Dementia UK
Dementia UK have launched a series of new webpages giving support and advice relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Families don’t need to struggle on alone. If they have any concerns about caring for someone with dementia through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they can call the dementia specialist Admiral Nurses on their Helpline, on 0800 888 6678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Helpline is open seven days a week, 9am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on weekends.
The Dementia UK webpages are:
Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia - Alzheimer’s Society
Access the webpage here. Includes the section, “Somebody I care about is living with dementia. What should I do about coronavirus?”
Carer’s UK Coronavirus Guidance
Includes advice on making a contingency plan, getting a carer’s assessment and guidance for working carers.
Reminder about the Herbert Protocol
These are unique times, frustrating and confusing for all of us. At these times those living with dementia are more vulnerable. Please remind your groups, supporters and families of the Herbert Protocol - a simple risk reduction tool to help police search for people with dementia who go missing.
Opportunity to 'Join Dementia Research'
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society have developed 'Join Dementia Research', a service which allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies.
Anyone with or without dementia can sign up as a volunteer.
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme adopted by Humberside Police and other police services across the country which encourages carers, families, friends or neighbours, to hold information about an individual with Dementia that can help the police find them if they do go missing. This has saved lives of people with dementia who have gone missing.
Click here to download an information leaflet (.pdf, 1.91MB)
Click here to download the protocol forms (.pdf, 264KB)