We are signposting the key information and guidance resources relating to the COVID-19 outbreak for people living with dementia and their carers.
During this unprecedented national emergency we are compiling some resources that may help to keep you entertained, connected and supported at home. These resources are categorised so you can more easily find what you are looking for. You can view all resources in a given category by clicking on the relevant card below.
We will continue to add to these over the coming weeks. If you have any suggestions, please visit our contact page and send us an email. Click here to view our general COVID-19 support information.
From a doodled stick person to wall murals and clay pots made from dough, there is an almost endless list of creative activities you can do at home with very few materials.
The British Deaf Association (BDA) has undertaken a significant amount of dementia-specific work, including the production of "The Deaf Dementia Experience in Scotland ... A Toolkit for All".
The Dementia Services Development Centre has put together resources covering eating and drinking, with details on the affect sensory changes can have, as well as tips on eating as a social activity and supporting a healthy diet.
OCN has put together a collection of the resources that will hopefully give you some inspiration for a bit of nature watching during COVID-19 restrictions.
One of the more difficult things to do when you are stuck inside is to stay active. But there are a growing number of options to join simple daily exercise classes online that focus on routines that can be undertaken in your home.
OCN has collated various exercise resources from the likes of the NHS and British Gymnastics that are specifically designed for older people to undertake at home.
The Food Buddies project has lots of practical tips and advice for supporting older members of the community, people living with dementia and others to continue to shop for, cook and enjoy food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Being admitted to hospital is a stressful experience under any circumstances. But for people living with dementia, it can also be confusing and potentially traumatic. This is complicated further by COVID-19 and the restrictions currently affecting the NHS.
Age Scotland has put together comprehensive resources ranging from how the benefits system will be operating during COVID-19 to answering questions about personal savings and housing-related finances.
We have collated various resources for doing online or printed puzzles and games during COVID-19 restrictions.
Various online resources and local libraries across the UK give you the opportunity to read digital books and other publications, often free of charge.