Living with dementia at any time brings everyday challenges for the person and those around them. Coronavirus is making daily life that bit harder. You may feel anxious, scared or lonely. But you are not alone – help is available.
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Coronavirus can be very serious. It’s natural to ask whether a person with dementia is at higher risk from COVID-19. Find out what we know about the risks of someone catching the virus at home and in residential care, and the risk of becoming severely ill.
Many people in hospital with severe coronavirus disease will be older, including those with underlying health conditions such as dementia. Read our advice for when a person with dementia who has COVID-19 is admitted to hospital, including being able to see them.
Coronavirus has changed the way a person with dementia will leave hospital. Read our advice so you know what to expect when they are discharged.
If a person needs medical treatment for severe COVID-19 this will mean going into hospital. Read our advice on hospital care for someone with dementia. You may find some of this distressing, but it can help to be prepared.
Here we set out what the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will mean for our research funding programme going forward.
Researchers, scientists and doctors have worked at an extraordinary pace to develop vaccines against coronavirus. Everyone over 50 or with an underlying health condition, and hence everyone with dementia, has now been offered a vaccine. This is a reason to be hopeful. Our information gives a summary of what you need to know.
If you need help living with or supporting somebody with dementia during the coronavirus pandemic, we're here for you. You may feel anxious, scared or lonely. But you are not alone – help is available.