Supporting someone who is feeling anxious

A person living with dementia may feel anxious due to the pandemic. Stories about COVID-19 consumes media coverage and everyday conversations.  This can be frightening for someone living with dementia who might not be able to fully understand the situation or is unable to talk about how this makes them feel. 

A person living with dementia may also experience feelings of anxiety related to worrying about their own health or the health of others, changes in routine, and being unable to see their family members. 

This helpsheet provides some practical tips for carers of a person with dementia who may be anxious during the pandemic.