ADI offers advice and support during COVID-19

17 March 2020 – During these unprecedented times, ADI is bringing together news, resources, stories, advice and support for anyone affected by dementia around the world. This web page will be dedicated to resources relating to the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and will be updated on a regular basis.

Older people, especially living with dementia, may become more anxious, angry, stressed, agitated, and withdrawn during the outbreak and it is easy to become overwhelmed with the scale and frequency of news updates. For those in quarantine these difficulties may be further exacerbated. Whether you are a person living with dementia, a carer, a healthcare professional, or otherwise, we want to provide you with information that could help alleviate some of these challenges. We all need to provide and exchange practical and emotional support during this difficult time and ADI’s aim is for this page to provide examples for inspiration, shared experience and guidance.

We strongly suggest that you start by watching this video from Professor Huali Wang, Executive Vice President of ADI’s member association in China, Alzheimer’s Disease Chinese (ADC), which explains how China has addressed the specific challenges of people living with dementia during the outbreak, and how this advice can be used I other countries across the world.

Watch the video here.

Also available with Spanish and French subtitles.

Below are some useful resources. In the interests of solidarity and information sharing, please email a.bliss@alz.co.uk if you have any further resources to add.


Some useful resources:

Blogs

Mental health and wellbeing

ADI member resources for carers and people with dementia

Other resources for carers and people with dementia

In Spanish

In Portuguese

Support for Alzheimer's organisations

Advice for people with NCDs and healthcare providers

Older persons

Measuring COVID-19

Podcasts

A book by Huali Wang (in Chinese) on Psychological Support for Older Adults during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Other resources

ADI can only carry out our work we do with kind contributions and donations. Your support at this time would be most appreciated. You can donate here.