Please Give Me Space!

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Please give me space is a new initiative from the makers of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme. It is designed to support people with non-visible disabilities, such as dementia, to socially distance during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many people with dementia still live in the community and for them, coronavirus lockdown measures present some very specific challenges. They may still need to pop to the shops and do the things we all do but can find social distancing rules particularly challenging.

As many people with dementia are isolated and support services remain closed, it is more vital than ever to ensure that they are safe from abuse or neglect. Everyone has a responsibility to be vigilant and protect the rights of people affected by the condition to be free from harm.

For the full article, head to the Alzheimers website

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