Alzheimer’s Association Shares Virtual Programs and Tips for Dementia Caregivers During COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020

The Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH has developed virtual programs to assist people living with dementia and their caregivers during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Topics range from “effective communication strategies” to “understanding and responding to dementia related behaviors.” The organization is also exploring having small virtual support groups on a variety of topics. Those interested can receive notifications about registrations here.

Additionally, the national Alzheimer’s Association created a resource for dementia caregivers during COVID-19. They explain, for example, that┬ápeople with Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia may forget to wash their hands or take other recommended precautions to prevent illness. In addition, diseases like COVID-19 and the flu may worsen cognitive impairment due to dementia.