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Safeguarding adults with dementia during the COVID-19 crisis

Safeguarding adults with dementia is an important part of everyday work for providers of adult social care. The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have published a quick guide which aims to support care providers and staff to safeguard people with dementia during the crisis.

There are increased concerns that, during the COVID-19 crisis, people may be more vulnerable to abuse or neglect. This may be a result of:

  • increased social isolation
  • stress on carers and caring relationships
  • overstretched and stressed care staff
  • an increase in criminal behaviour (scams etc)
  • an increase in domestic abuse
  • a range of new contacts (volunteers, those delivering food and medicines).

Click here to read SCIE Safeguarding adults with dementia during the COVID-19 crisis.