By Dr Frances Duffy Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Jill Richardson Associate Psychologist March 2020

This booklet is designed to provide information to help support people with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please talk through the suggestions with all family, carers and care staff who are involved in providing support.

We hope this booklet will help during this very challenging time and reduce stress and distress for both the person with dementia and those who love and care for them.

The original ‘Supporting Carers and Care Staff to Understand and Respond to Changes in Behaviour in People with Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic’ was developed by Dr Frances Duffy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Jill Richardson, Associate Psychologist, Psychology Of Older People Service, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT). A special thanks to everyone who participated, including the NHSCT Dementia Home Support Team.

CLEAR Dementia Care © was originally supported by the Health and Social Care Board, Northern Ireland.


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