Hi everyone, I care for my mother who has Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia and my father who is increasingly frail physically. He doesn’t really do any caring for Mum and certainly doesn’t carry out household tasks, cooking etc. That’s all firmly mums domain ( she thinks that too) but as her dementia progress it’s all getting erratic or neglected as is her self care. I visit 2 or 3 times a week to refill dosette boxes, help with or do housework, cook some meals and encourage her to change clothes and wash. (she’s now slightly incontinent too but refuses to accept this). My partner and I have had endless conversations about whether all these tasks are necessary in the light of Gov advice re Covid-19. I’m terrified I will pass on the virus to them which may well kill them. My partner is working from home and the only place I’m going is the supermarkets to get food for us and them but I’m still very anxious. Obviously I’m washing hands and staying at least 6 feet from them though this is hard as they both keep coming closer and I spend all my time backing away and re-explaining how important it is to maintain distance. He gets it but isn’t really taking it seriously and of course she forgets. I am explaining the whole Covi-19 story to them endlessly and that’s very gruelling too. Mum is really missing hugs from me and doesn’t understand why I’m so far away. Of course I could just drop food and meds at their door (though they probably wouldn’t make it to dosette boxes without me) but then I’d be worried about the impact of the extreme isolation they’d experience. He wouldn’t care so much as long as he was fed and watered but she’s much more sociable and the necessary limiting of her activities is already getting her down. I don’t expect anyone to have any answers but good to write it all down. Good luck to you all.