Living with dementia at any time brings challenges for those with the condition and people who are close them. Many face stigma and isolation in everyday life and coronavirus is making things much harder. Now more than ever, it is important that they get the help and support they need.
If you are volunteering in your coronavirus response, whether for the NHS, through a community group or by supporting a neighbour or friend, you may be helping somebody living with dementia. This guide is for you. You won't always know that somebody has dementia, and every person's dementia will be unique. These actions will give you the basic understanding of the condition and its impact. In your role as a volunteer, you're already doing the most important things for people affected by dementia; showing kindness, patience and empathy.
Five Top Tips:
- Become a Dementia Friend
- Consider how to communicate
- Share information about our Dementia Connect support line
- Share information about support available to carers
- Share tips on staying busy and active at home
For full details see our attached leaflet.
For further help, visit our website or contact our support and advice line.
Contact name: Dementia Connect Support Line
Phone number: 0333 150 3456
Published: 14 May 2020