OCN Vlog A Walk in the Park

Living with lockdown
Last updated on October 12, 2020

In July 2020, Kevin Harrison met Vibeke Wylder in King’s Park Stirling.

Kevin brought Gus the Jack Russell and Vibeke brought Rufus her trained Dalmatian to have a socially distanced walking interview to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on a person living with dementia on their own.

Here are some of the highlights of the afternoon.

Produced by OCN volunteers, partners and participants.

This is the latest in a series of blog posts reflecting on the experiences of people living with dementia, their carers and neighbourhoods during the coronavirus pandemic. The posts are a synthesis of perspectives gathered with people living with dementia in Central Scotland over the course of the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020. These have been collected by OCN volunteers and drafted collaboratively in order to build a larger picture of the impact of Covid-19 and what the changes around it have meant for people living with dementia and their carers. It is important to highlight that in most instances these are people who will have been shielding for a significant period of time. It is clear, therefore, that more must be done to improve their access to support, community and to reduce loneliness. We hope these articles will widen understanding of the issues and draw attention to what can be a hidden problem for many people.