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22 Apr, 2020

Resources and information about Covid19 for people with dementia, their families and carers

Here are some useful resources about Covid19 for people who have dementia, their families and carers. First is a collection of online resources: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/a-collection-of-online-resources-for-people-with-dementia-families-and-carers.pdf And here are some at-home activities for people with dementia https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/at-home-activities-for-people-with-dementia-families-and-carers.pdf

21 Apr, 2020

Supporting people with additional needs during Covid19 closures

Here is a great resource offering tips and advice on how to support someone with additional needs during this Covid19 pandemic http://www.cheeverstown.ie/wp-content/uploads/Supporting-people-with-additional-needs-during-Covid-19-closures-Final-2.pdf As well as practical ideas about daily routines there are relaxation exercises, easy read information sheets about Corona Virus and much more.

20 Apr, 2020

Online Family Support Group tonight with LYFS

LYFS, the Letterkenny Youth and Family Support Service is running an online support group for families. The next meeting happens TONIGHT Monday 20 April at 8:30pm. You can find the link below to get into the meeting. It is recommended that you just use your audio and not your video for these meetings. Families are […]

20 Apr, 2020

Health & Wellbeing Information Pack – Coping with COVID-19 Isolation Collated By Donegal Local Development CLG – April 2020

DLDC – Donegal Local Development Company – have pulled lots of useful information and links together in this handy booklet available to download here DLDC Health Wellbeing Information Pack April 2020 At the moment we are all stuck at home self-isolating or in confinement, many of us are away from our families and definitely away […]

20 Apr, 2020

Child abuse: recognise and report

Social isolation due to COVID19 makes it harder for authorities to identify child abuse cases. That is why it’s important for essential workers with potential access to family homes to be able to recognise signs of abuse and know where to report their concerns. If you have concerns, take action and report your concerns to […]

17 Apr, 2020

Young Children at home during the Covid19 outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care

Self-care is not selfish or indulgent—it’s how we keep ourselves well to ensure we are physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of being there for our young children. Parenting a young child is already stressful at times. That’s why it’s important to remember to take care of yourself, too. When you feel calmer, it’s easier to […]

17 Apr, 2020

How to Practise Empathy during the Covid19 Pandemic

Empathy can help us connect with others even though we are apart and it can help us deal with the challenges we are facing at the moment. This article is from the VeryWellMind website and although we have reproduced it below you can also download the original here  https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-practice-empathy-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-4800924 By Kendra Cherry Medically reviewed by […]

16 Apr, 2020

My teenagers are fighting with each other

We are probably not used to living family life quite so intensely, with each other almost all the time at the moment. That may mean that tension rises and squabbles break out. Here are some tips from John Sharry of Parents Plus, on how to help teenagers deal with tensions and differences without fighting. This […]