Dementia resources and advice for COVID-19

Please find below various helplines, resources and advice that can be offered to residents or their families on coping with dementia during the quarantine.

Download the full COVID-19 and Dementia guide

Download guidance for residents with dementia who walk around during coronavirus

Alzheimer's Society

Their webpage is dedicated to resources to help support a person living with dementia during this pandemic. It includes how to support a person with dementia living alone, how to support from a distance, activities and other useful organisations.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19

The Dementia Connect helpline number is 0333 150 3456

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-connect-support-line

Dementia UK

Includes factsheets such as dealing with restlessness in a person living with dementia, looking after the needs of informal carers, film and reading suggestions.

They run a helpline, staffed by nurses who can help answer any questions.

0800 888 6678 or contact helpline@dementiauk.org

https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19/

Housing LIN (learning and improvement network)

A knowledge hub for housing, health and care professionals. It has a range of resources on care and support at home, including a large number of case studies and other resources.

https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/type/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Tips-for-the-housing-sector-on-supporting-someone-affected-by-dementia

https://www.housinglin.org.uk/

The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)

The Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (DEEP) brings together groups of people with dementia from across the UK. DEEP supports these groups to try to change services and policies that affect the lives of people with dementia.

https://www.dementiavoices.org.uk/

Dementia Action Alliance

This national body brings together a wide range of organisations, individuals and families, committed to taking action to achieve the seven 'we' statements of the National Dementia Declaration.

https://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/

Elderly Accommodation Council (EAC)

EAC holds the most comprehensive database of accommodation which is available to older people. It also runs the First Stop information and advice telephone line.

http://www.housingcare.org/index.aspx

Foundations

Foundations is appointed by the Department of Communities and Local Government to oversee a national network of nearly 200 Home Improvement Agencies (HIA) and handyperson providers across England.

https://www.foundations.uk.com/

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) Dementia Gateway

Information, guidance, resources and accredited training for anyone supporting people with dementia.

https://www.scie.org.uk/dementia/

Caring for a person with dementia: A practical guide

If you are the main person supporting someone with dementia, this guide from the Alzheimer’s Society is for you. It includes information about dementia and how it will affect a person over time.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/publications-factsheets/caring-person-dementia-practical-guide

Age UK

Their advice Line is open from 8am – 7pm, seven days a week

0800 678 1174 or contact@ageuk.uk

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

0800 470 8090

https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/latest-news-2/coronavirus/

Action on Elder Abuse

This helpline not only provides direct advice and help to people who may be in danger of experiencing abuse but they also provide unique information on the nature, circumstances and dynamics of elder abuse.

Call their helpline (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) on 0808 808 8141

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