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An animation showing how care homes are creatively tackling challenges in dementia care during COVID-19

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An animation showing how care homes are creatively tackling challenges in dementia care during COVID-19

Dr Joanne Marshall, Dr Ian James and colleagues at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust have created a video discussing the creative ways care homes are providing care for people with a dementia through COVID-19.

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Dr Joanne Marshall, Dr Ian James and colleagues at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust have created a video for care home staff supporting people with a dementia through COVID-19.

They suggest 8 fundamental needs that all people share:

  • to physical comfortable and freedom from pain
  • to feel safe and secure, not feeling vulnerable
  • to feel love and sense of belonging
  • to self esteem, to feel valued and treated with dignity and respect
  • to have control and choice over oneself and the environment with¬†choices respected
  • to experience meaningful physical contact
  • to experience fun, to play and laugh
  • to experience meaningful occupation and give purpose

The video discusses the challenges faced when meeting the 8 fundamental needs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and show how some care homes have creatively tackled these issues. Click here for access to the video