Alzheimer’s disease & dementia – Care and support in a COVID-19 world: Supporting families and care partners of people living with dementia
06 May 2020 • 14:00 - 15:00
Please note that all session and slide content are the views of the Speakers, not the Dementia Academy. The content of the recording is the speaker’s personal opinion at the time of recording. Due to the everchanging situation, advice given at the time of recording is subject to change.
- What to do when memory clinics and day care centres are closed
- Should loved ones with dementia still be moved into care homes
- How to try and explain why routines need to be changed
- Should people with dementia be taken to the hospital if they get unwell
- How to handle feelings of helplessness, loneliness and being trapped
- How might a care partner manage 'remote bereavement'
The recent webinar, ‘Supporting families and care partners of people living with dementia in a COVID-19 world’ addressed some questions that people caring for those living with dementia were asking. The webinar was held on 6th May 2020.
The webinar addressed questions across 4 themes:
- General issues that have been raised
- Questions from people who live together with a person that they care for who has dementia
- Questions from people who live apart but are supporting a loved one with dementia
- Questions from those whose loved one with dementia is a resident of a care home
General issues that have been raised
Questions from people who live together with a person that they care for who has dementia
Questions from people who live apart but are supporting a loved one with dementia
Questions from people whose loved one with dementia lives in a care home
All links and resources in this document are available below
Care at home and in the community
- The Alzheimer Society of Ireland: alzheimer.ie/about-us/coronavirus-covid-19-update
- Living Well With Dementia Service South Tipperary: southtipperarydementia.ie
- Alzheimer’s Society: alzheimers.org.uk/coronavirus
- Alzheimer Scotland: alzscot.org/information-during-coronavirus
- UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program: uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education
I need to zoom out
- Breathworks free guided meditation and mindfulness practices: breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk/free-meditations
- Padraig O’Morian mindfulness resources: padraigomorain.com
Time to make a move?
- Guide to choosing a private nursing home: hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/olderpeople/residentialcare/nursinghomechecklist.pdf
- age UK Choosing the right care home for you: ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/care/arranging-care/care-homes/choosing-care-home
- Finding care & support services: which.co.uk/later-life-care
- Family Carers Ireland Emergency Care Plan: familycarers.ie/emergency-care-plan
Bereavement and grief
- BC Centre for Palliative Care resources and guides: bc-cpc.ca/cpc/all-resources/hcp-resources/resources
- Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: Advance Care Planning guide
- The Irish Hospice Foundation: hospicefoundation.ie
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ChairProf Iracema Leroi
Associate professor of geriatric psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin & Faculty, GBHI
SpeakersDr Clara Domínguez Vivero
Clinical Neurologist, Galician Health Service, Pontevedra, Spain, Atlantic Fellow in Equity for Brain Health, GBHI Dr Joseph Kane
Academic clinical lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast Zena Aldridge
Registered Mental Health Nurse
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