Coronavirus - Tips for Carers, Families and Friends of People Living with Dementia

Be mindful of the symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19 such as fever, a cough, sore throat, tiredness and shortness of breath. If you display any of these symptoms, contact your doctor for advice or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice on 1800 020 080.

Practice proper hygiene: Tips on proper handwashing can be found on the World Health Organisation website. If you cannot get to a sink to wash your hands, hand sanitiser or anti-bacterial hand wipes may be a quick alternative. Try to cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, instead of your hands, and ensure the tissue is discarded in the bin.  Make sure that any visitors wash their hands or use hand sanitiser. When cleaning pay attention to things that are handled often, such as remote controls, door handles, taps and phones.

This is a stressful time for many people in our community. For tips to reduce your stress visit: looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirusoutbreak