Coronavirus: COVID-19 NEWS

Throughout these difficult times we want to continue to support all our stakeholders as much as we can and so we will post things here that we feel may be helpful to you.


Memory Services Considerations: Endemic Covid-19 & beyond

This document has been developed in collaboration between North of England and Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Networks with the help and support from colleagues across the country and in particular London clinical network. 

We hope it will provide help and support in re starting of memory assessment services. The aim is to provide services with links to a variety of helpful information and guidance all in one place that is easy to navigate.

NEW - Visting arrangements in Care Homes (in England)

Keeping in touch with a person with dementia in a care home through coronavirus

*NEW* Top Tips - Getting a COVID swab when a person has dementia

Here are some top tips from clinicians in dementia

care from across the Yorkshire and Humber region, that

might help when trying to obtain a COVID swab from a person with dementia.



  *NEW* Memory Service Assessments - A New Way Of Working

This short paper results from a virtual meeting between Prof Alistair Burns - National Clinical Director, Dementia and Older People's Mental Health and a multidisciplinary group of memory assessment specialists and GPs.  Although our focus is on best practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that the legacy will include improved access to memory services and support in years to come. More here.........


*NEW* Supporting People with Dementia who Walk with Purpose during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidance for Care Homes
The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting many new challenges for people who live in care homes
and for staff. This guide is for care homes supporting people with dementia who “walk with
purpose”.  Originally developed in Leeds its originators have kindly shared and provided a ADAPTABLE version if others wish to utilise for local use

You can see the Leeds PDF HERE and the Adaptable word version HERE

*NEW* Dementia in care homes and COVID-19

Supporting residents, supporting carers, supporting homes

Published 12th May 2020

Published in collaboration with Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People's Mental Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement


*NEW* Caring for someone with dementia at home - a resource pack for carers

*NEW* Advance Care Planning Guidance from NHS England and NHS Improvement

*NEW* COVID-19: Our Action Plan for Adult Social Care


Supporting older people and people living with dementia during self-isolation

From the British Psycological Society

*NEW* Visitor guidance
8 April 2020
Visiting is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.
The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer – will be permitted to visit are listed below.
• The patient you wish to visit is receiving end-of-life care.
• You are the birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour.
• You are a parent or appropriate adult visiting your child.
• You are supporting someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism, where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed.

BAME Dementia and COVID-19