Helping out in difficult times

by | 4 November 2020 | Retford, Support Group, Worksop

We are all aware that the dreadful coronavirus has a disproportionate effect on some sections of our society. People with dementia and carers come into this category. Dementia is an isolating illness at the best of times and particularly difficult when there are none of the usual social events happening and many care homes are again in lockdown.
Over the course of the past few weeks some members of the Wednesday (Memory) Group have experienced unfortunate accidents, trips or falls, which have resulted in broken bones. Exhausted carers, no longer able to cope with an increasingly frail partner, are forced to seek long term care. Imagine the distress for someone who has little understanding of what’s happening to them, finding themselves in a strange place, separated from all they know. And the carer too, being unable to visit the person they have shared every day of the last 50 or 60 years of their life with. It’s inconceivable.
If you know someone in this situation, please keep in touch and do what you can to support them. We need to look after ourselves at this dreadful time but it’s important to look after others as well.
If you’d like a chat about the Wednesday (Memory) Group, the Carers’ Group or any related matter, please contact Jan on 01777 709974 or janwilliamson133@gmail.com.