09 April 2020
The DCP’s Faculty for the Psychology of Older People has produced a document laying out considerations for meeting the needs of older people during the coronavirus outbreak.
Older people and those with dementia are likely to be some of the hardest hit by the current crisis, being most at risk of severe disease if they contract the virus and in many cases advised to stringently self-isolate for the foreseeable future.
This document includes guidance for older people on self-isolation, including on how to remain connected and stay active as much as possible during the pandemic.
There is also a specific section on the needs of people living with dementia and memory problems, particularly on how to help them to understand and follow Covid-19 advice.