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Coronavirus and dementia: social distancing and self-isolation

Email sent: Mar 20, 2020 2:00pm
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Guidance for social distancing and self-isolation

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On Monday, the Prime Minister announced a set of precautions described as 'social distancing' which everyone is advised to comply with for their protection and the protection of others.

The guidance is especially important for people aged over 70 years, those with underlying health conditions and pregnant women since these groups are particularly vulnerable to developing complications if they contract the virus.

But what does this mean and how will it affect those who need essential care? Read Barbara's new blog for the latest information and advice on social distancing and self-isolation.

Read Barbara's Blog

Thank you to everyone who sent questions to Barbara earlier this week. She is working on responding to these as soon as possible. 

As some questions deal with complex issues, they may take longer to respond to as we want to make sure we provide clear, factual and useful guidance. We'll share the full Q&As on our website soon. 

Indoor activity ideas

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If you are already self-isolating with a loved one, we understand that finding things to do can be challenging. 

We have a great range of activity products designed especially for those with dementia that can provide cognitive stimulation and a bit of fun. From jigsaws to painting kits, you can find the full range here.
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You can also find some useful ideas in our indoor activities advice article.

Keeping in touch with loved ones

As non-essential contact is being discouraged, you may be worried about how you will keep in touch with loved ones that are not living with you. 

We have a selection of telephones that have been designed to include special features for older people and those living with dementia, making them easy to use. See our full range here
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Our Facebook support group is the perfect place to connect with others who are living with or caring for those with dementia. Find support, ask questions and get advice from others going through the same as you. 
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