Advice for people living with dementia around face coverings
DementiaUK's Helpline Admiral Nurse, Rachel Watson, advises families with dementia on what to do around the guidance with face coverings.
Face coverings can be used to limit the spread of coronavirus through air droplets when people cough, sneeze or talk. There is evidence to show that they can reduce the spread of the virus in people who are contagious but whose symptoms have not developed yet, if at all.
Many families have reported feelings of anxiety, particularly around what’s going to happen if they cannot get their relative to wear one and if they will be fined.
If you would like to read what Rachel has to say check out their website:https://www.dementiauk.org/advice-about-face-coverings/