This guide offers information on hospital admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic for people with dementia, as well as their family and carers.
Firstly, it explains the need for social distancing and isolation, and lists ways hospital staff can support people with dementia during this time. Secondly, it outlines hospital visiting restrictions (namely, it explains the current advice, which is to only allow one visitor if it is deemed essential) and offers alternatives to in-person communication. Thirdly, lists what things should be packed in advance for a potential unplanned hospital visit. In addition, explains why Personal Protective Equipment is necessary for staff and patients, gives reasons why it might be distressing for people with dementia, and offers measures to reduce said patient anxieties. Finally, it defines the team of staff who will be taking care of the person with dementia.
Coming into Hospital: Coronavirus. A Guide for people with dementia, families and carers. Edinburgh, Alzheimer Scotland, 2020, 5 p.
English / Europe / United Kingdom