During these unprecedented times, the Alzheimer Disease International 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Older people, especially living with dementia, may become more anxious, angry, stressed, agitated, and withdrawn during the outbreak and it is easy to become overwhelmed with the scale and frequency of news updates.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.
Below are some useful resources. In the interests of solidarity and information sharing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further resources to add.
Some useful resources:
Up-to-date advice on COVID-19 from the WHOThe WHO's mental health advice during COVID-19A website on COVID-19 and older people in developing countriesCare Alliance Ireland’s advice for family carersStichting Alzheimer Indonesia Nederland’s advice on COVID-19