Keeping in touch following the COVID-19 outbreak
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 we are following government guidance and unfortunately all our face-to-face meetings and events are cancelled.
But we are still facilitating our groups and welcome new members. We are trying out new ways of staying in touch such as video calls, and old ways too, such as the telephone! We also have our Facebook page and Twitter @NWDemNetwork which are regularly updated.
We encourage you to please get in touch with the DSDC team if you have anything you would like to discuss, we will do our best to help. We are currently all working from home in line with government policy. However, you can still contact us through the following ways:
- Kat Algar-Skaife: 01248 382226*/ email@example.com / Twitter: @kat_algar
- Catrin Hedd Jones 01248 388872* / firstname.lastname@example.org / Twitter: @CatrinHedd
- Gill Windle email@example.com
*Please note that we will be unable to answer our office phones but if you leave a message with your name and contact details, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you would prefer to speak to someone in the same situation as yourself, please try our ‘Friendly Faces’ telephone support.
Living with dementia during lockdown
We understand that the current COVID-19 situation is a strange time for us all. Teresa Davies, driving force of the Friendly Faces initiative and integral member of our Caban group, has discussed how it is affecting her in these articles:
- Coronavirus and dementia: ‘I’m scared to go out after lockdown’
- Teresa’s story: “I’m worried I’ll lose my confidence or that my dementia symptoms will get worse”
Some of the Caban group speak here in a short video about life in lockdown and some of the nicer things they have experienced: Life in lockdown video
You may also find this short video of our ‘top tips’ for living with dementia useful: Top tips for living with dementia video (scroll down the page to the video).
Our friends in DEEP (The UK Network of Dementia Voices) have produced some useful guides for people living with dementia who are unsure how to use video calls.