Caregivers of elders with memory disorders:
“When providing daily care to a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia, caregivers face special challenges. COVID-19 may present additional concerns because dementia related behaviors, increased age, and common health conditions may create additional needs. For example, people with dementia may forget to wash their hands or take other recommended precautions. Conversely, viruses like COVID-19 and the flu may worsen cognitive impairment due to dementia.”
In addition to following Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), caregivers for people living with dementia should consider the tips provided in this PDF.
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