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Dementia helpline launched to help

Chief Executive of Alzheimers Scoltand Henry Simmons said: “We will be continuing to support as many people with dementia and their families as possible throughout this crisis.

“We have increased the level of support available through our 24 hour freephone helpline, supporting our frontline volunteers with the addition of a central support team who will […]

Improving the lives of people with dementia

An expert in the communication challenges caused by dementia is using her research to inform training practices for carers and families.

Professor Alison Wray of Cardiff University has spent a decade studying the social and emotional impact of dementia and its onward effect on communication. Her detailed understanding of the causes of communication breakdowns in […]

Preserving Routines During Coronavirus Pandemic: Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is disrupting many parts of daily life for everyone, but those challenges are magnified for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease. Changes in daily routines can lead to anxiety, confusion, agitation and/or discomfort, which is why the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering tips to family caregivers about ways to […]

New Tools Help Document Care Wishes for Advanced-Stage Dementia

Karen Gallant, 72, of Soquel, Calif., has seen Alzheimer’s disease up close. Her sister, Coille Hooven, 80, is in an advanced stage of dementia. This has led Gallant to consider the complexities of what she’d want for herself or her husband, if one of them got the disease.

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Coronavirus pandemic a challenge for those living with dementia and caretakers

Don Petersen and his wife Judi have been married for 56 years, but the two have been forced to spend time apart because of the coronavirus.

Judi is living with a form of dementia, and is receiving care at Marquis Autumn Hills in Portland.

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Alzheimer’s Association offers resources for caring for loved ones with dementia during COVID-19 pandemic

Some of the most vulnerable and at-risk individuals of the coronavirus are the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease.

There are now 95,000 South Carolinians living with the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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When Your Parent Has Dementia – How to Talk to Them About Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 outbreak has unfolded, the advice I’ve been giving everyone is ‘stay informed’, ‘keep your daily routine as close to normal as possible’, and ‘stay connected’.

But how do you talk to your elderly relatives or parents about coronavirus? And if your parent has dementia, how do you inform them about coronavirus without […]

Reducing Caregiver Stress Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As millions of families across the country balance the responsibilities of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease with the ongoing changes caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing tips to help caregivers lower their stress levels.

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Tips for people caring for Alzheimer’s patients

From the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter:

While the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans, including 180,000 North Carolina residents, living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

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Caring for people with dementia is even more complicated in the time of coronavirus

One of the most stark changes to our society is the imperative that we stop seeing loved ones over the age of about 65, helping them to preserve an isolation designed to keep them safer from infection.

That’s hard enough when they are well. Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology and affiliate professor of […]