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Coping with Coronavirus Situation

Here are some useful links that might help people cope during the current situation:

Advice and help

Staying Connected

While initially aimed at volunteers, this Parkinson’s UK page contains useful suggestions for all on how to stay in touch with others during the pandemic by using various means of video calling. These include What’s App, Facebook Messenger, FaceTime and iMessage, Zoom and Skype. There are descriptions of these platforms and links to more detailed instructions. The page also has a section on Managing your Mental Health at Home when You Have Parkinson’s. https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved/staying-connected

As the impact of Covid-19 continues, we anticipate that we will continue to rely on technology (mainly Zoom) in order to deliver our Branch services and support.  We will provide some links that might help our Members to be able to access and use computer, smartphone or tablet, to participate in as many activities and meetings as possible:

ACE IT are an Edinburgh-based charity specialising in coaching over 50s on their digital devices: smartphones, tablets and laptops.  This service is provided free of charge https://aceit.org.uk/

People Know How deliver computers and devices to people in Edinburgh and East Lothian who need help staying connected, accessing support during the coronavirus outbreak.  They receive donated devices and after donation, their Digital Champions refurbish and  deliver them to recipients’ doorsteps. Once delivered, Digital Champions also provide phone support throughout set-up. https://peopleknowhow.org/

Importance of (Safe) Exercise

Screen Mirroring/Casting

Your smartphone and tablet are both capable of ‘mirroring’ the content that is showing on the screen, onto your TV.  This can really improve your experience of activities like Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi.

How to mirror your Android phone to your TV

How to mirror your Android screen with Chromecast

Use AirPlay to stream video or mirror your device’s screen

Support Networks

Some light relief

There are more useful links being set up all the time so please keep an eye on this page.

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