Together Apart - A Guide To Visiting From A Distance
Staff from the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, the Alzheimer Society of Oxford and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario have written and produced this Guide in response to COVID-19 to help reduce the social isolation people living with dementia are facing, which you can download below (click on the icon to download).
The reality is that people living with dementia faced social isolation regularly before COVID-19 but with physical distancing a requirement, the isolation has intensified. Fully knowing the value of our volunteer visitors in the lives of our clients living with dementia and their care partners and the connection between the volunteer and the person living with dementia, we wanted to respond by equipping our volunteers to change their in-person visits to virtual visits.
Although our initial goal was to equip our volunteers with a resource that would help them in their virtual visits, we realized that family members could also use the Guide to help them in connecting and spending time with their family member living with dementia.
We hope this resource will be very helpful to you as a volunteer, family or friend visitor and that it will bring joy to your life and the person who is living with dementia.
Dementia and COVID-19: Strategies for Caregivers Videos
Check out Alzheimer Society of Oxford's Active Living site for ideas to keep people living with dementia and their care partners stay positive and engaged! Visit each day for different recreation activities and videos.
University of Waterloo’s Brain and Body Lab has released resources about physical activity and dementia including exercise videos and advice for starting or transitioning to at-home physical activity
Check out Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce's Active Living site for ideas to keep people living with dementia and their care partners stay positive and engaged! Visit each day for different recreation activities and videos.
Check out the Daily Caring site and have fun at home with a variety of activities
Check out Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex's Virtual Social Recreation site where they provide some ways for people living with dementia and their care partners to stay positive and engaged! Visit each day for different recreation activities and videos.
The Gift of Music: Sing-Along with Joanne Does!
Joanne Does was born and raised in Woodstock. Joanne’s mother had Alzheimer’s disease which has led Joanne to want to make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia and their family members. She has produced four sing-along videos for the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. Please click here to listen and enjoy. To learn more about Joanne and to view her website, please click here.