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Connecting and communicating – Zoom virtual meetings

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Connecting and communicating – Zoom virtual meetings

FaceTime or Zoom is easier for me, as I can see the person.

Isolation, as we’ve had of late, can make your dementia worse or can simply make you feel lonely. If you’ve never used ‘virtual meetings’ before, don’t immediately think you can’t, or don’t let others tell you you can’t. With help and support you might be surprised. Simply try it and see.

Ask people on Zoom to use Mute to keep the noise down – and use the DEEP yellow cards to help you when you want to speak.

Zoom is wonderful, but also exhausting. Pace yourself. You might want to join in everything, and if you can, great. But don’t beat yourself up if you have to restrict the number you do. Feel happy to say no.

To avoid feeling isolated, see what Zoom chats are happening if you’re happy with technology. You may not have used Zoom before, but give it a go. If you don’t like it, fair enough!

Zoom is great. You can speak direct to anyone, from government advisors to your nearest and dearest from your living room. After lockdown I will carry on using it as I cannot travel far. My main problem with Zoom is when it’s all quite vocal at once, when you all want to squeak at once and you forget what you want to say. (Listen to Martin Robertson’s Dementia Diary here).

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