Together Apart: Visiting from a Distance
A Guide to Having Meaningful Visits During Covid-19
Our colleagues from the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, the Alzheimer Society of Oxford and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario have written and produced the Together Apart Guide in response to COVID-19 to help reduce the social isolation people living with dementia are facing, which you can view below.
The Together Apart Guide provides information for virtual and phone visits, and information specifically for the care partner.
The reality is that people living with dementia faced social isolation regularly before COVID-19 but with physical distancing a requirement, the isolation has intensified.
Fully knowing the value of our volunteer visitors in the lives of our clients living with dementia and their care partners and the connection between the volunteer and the person living with dementia, we wanted to respond by equipping our volunteers to change their in-person visits to virtual visits.