Face Mask Advice from The Alzheimer’s Society

From today (Friday 24 July), wearing a face covering will be compulsory in shops as well as public transport in England. However, some people living with dementia may not understand why they need to wear one.

Read our advice for help with face coverings and guidance on who may be exempt from the new rules.
Should a person with dementia wear a face mask for coronavirus?
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