In the time of COVID-19, we have been wracking our brains to help people in any way we can. We produced a set of informational videos in May and June 2020.
As the COVID-19 pandemic became more and more real in the second quarter of this year, we as an organisation had to shift the way we work so as to continue to provide the support and care to people affected by dementia that we usually do.
We needed to find a way to support those who rely on us but also stay safe.
We came up with videos as an idea. Our amazing social worker, Nandi, became our star and over the course of six weeks we produced six videos on different topics that we found to be pertinent.
Early warning signs of dementia:
In these tricky times, diagnosing dementia has become a little more complicated as some health professionals weren’t working during lock downs. We made a video to help family members or concerned loved ones who were looking for some guidance on what to look for. Of course this does not replace a medical diagnosis from a physician:
DementiaSA brings you the first in a series of videos about dealing with dementia during the pandemic. We hope you find this information useful and helpful.For assistance in South Africa, please call 0860 636 679, to speak to one of our social workers or email email@example.com. You can visit our website on www.dementiasa.org for a world of dementia information.Please like our Facebook page to stay informed.Stay safe xxx
Posted by Dementia SA on Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Another in our video series for #covid19. This time about speaking to people living with dementia telephonically. Please share far and wide 🧡🧡🧡 #westeppedup #societyagainstcovid19 #dementiaSA
Posted by Dementia SA on Thursday, 21 May 2020
During lockdown and the pandemic, many loved ones in care homes were not allowed visitors even from families. Video or telephone calls were the only option for making contact. We made this video with a few tips about speaking to people living with dementia over the phone to assist:
If you are caring for your loved one at home, some of the basic hygiene rules for COVID-19 (and infection in general) can become a little more complicated. We put together this video to assist with home hygiene in the time of the pandemic:
Home hygiene tips for people living with dementia in a time of Covid19 #homehygiene #covid19 #dementiasa #westeppedup #societyagainstcovid19
Posted by Dementia SA on Friday, 22 May 2020
Cloth masks are the most important tool we have to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep ourselves and our fellow South Africans safe. We made this video about cloth masks and how to wear then to make it a little easier for everyone:
We have so many queries and requests about activities for people living with dementia, so we made this video to assist. You can also find lots more tips on our website:
🧡🧡Activities to do at home in this time of #covid19 🧡🧡#livingwithdementia #dementiaawareness #dementia #southafrica
Posted by Dementia SA on Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Carers are what makes the world go round. Especially now. We see you and we thank you. We made this video to remind carers that they need care too! Here are a few things you can do to replenish your energy reserves:
We hope you enjoy our videos. Please like and share on social media, so that others can receive this vital information.