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 people 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.