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Guidance for carers and care staff

Caring can be a very rewarding experience but it can also be difficult at times.  Carers and care staff have experienced particular difficulties during COVID-19 pandemic.

People living with a dementia have also experienced significant additional challenges during COVID-19.

We hope you will find these resources helpful.

Support for carers and care staff

Death and Grieving

A guide to supporting carers, residents and staff (PDF)
Public Health Agency Publication

Death and Grieving in a Care Home during Covid-19.(PDF)
British Psychological Society Publication

Supporting a person with Dementia following a bereavement (PDF)
Northern Ireland Hospice and Northern Trust joint publication

Listen to BBC Interview with Dr Frances Duffy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Northern Trust

Understanding Behaviour during COVID-19

Illustration Supporting people with dementia

Read our guide on:

Supporting people with Dementia during Covid-19 (PDF)
Supporting Carers During COVID-19 (Portuguese version)

Using the principles of CLEAR Dementia Care ©, this guide has been produced to provide information to help support carers and care staff to understand and respond to changes in behaviour in people with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide includes a series of posters to help understand changes in behaviour and suggests ways to offer support.

We hope this guide will help during this very challenging time and help to reduce stress and distress for both the person with dementia and those who love and care for them.

Recorded webinar with Dr Frances Duffy

Psychological wellbeing of carers

Looking after your own health and wellbeing (PDF)

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