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Tips to support a Person with Dementia During COVID-19

This helpsheet provides practical information about what care staff can do to be prepared in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak and how to support a First Nations person with dementia.

Restrictions in aged care due to a COVID-19 outbreak can be disruptive and stressful for staff and residents. For a person living with dementia, changes to the environment, increased noise and activity, new staff and heightened anxiety can increase the likelihood of behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia.