“There is confusion in the community and new rules announced daily to keep pace with this rapidly evolving situation,” Ms McCabe said.
“For people living dementia this can create even more uncertainty."
Dementia Australia has released four Help Sheets outlining tips for people living with dementia, carers, families and friends of people living with dementia, residential care providers and home care providers.
- Tips for people living with dementia – hygiene tips, ideas to remain active and engaged while in self-isolation, and where to go for help.
- Tips for carers, families and friends of people living with dementia – helpful tips for primary carers, as well as for family, friends or neighbours.
- Tips for residential care providers – tips on alternative activities and how to support continued engagement with families and carers.
- Tips for home care providers – tips to reduce heightened anxiety and where to go for help.