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ALERT: A Message from the Alzheimer's Association on Covid-19
ALZConnected Moderator
Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:00 PM
Joined: 8/17/2011
Posts: 310



​ INFORMATION YOU CAN TRUST AND A SAFE PLACE TO CONNECT  


 

In these extraordinary times it is great to see that often the worst challenges bring out the best in people. Let’s continue to share our stories and offer meaningful messages of hope. At the Alzheimer’s Association, we are committed to bring you accurate and useful information. In the coming days you will see more content and links to trusted resources as we all navigate the Covid-19 pandemic together. Remember that information and support are only a call or click away 24/7/365 through our Helpline at 800-272-3900 and this community.   


 

ACCURATE AND RELIABLE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19  

We appreciate our partnership with you to ensure that the ALZConnected Online Community continues to be a safe place where people can come for support and understanding related to living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Since the Covid-19 statistics change hour by hour, we prefer to direct you to trusted sources of updated information rather than have the numbers published here--where they are almost immediately obsolete. The Center for Disease Control website contains updates on what you need to know, how to protect yourself and your family, and all the latest numbers. 


Follow current guidance and instruction from the CDC regarding COVID-19. Tips to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy include: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 

  • Stay home when you are sick; work from home. 

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. 

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.  

  • Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty. 

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There’s more great information on the AARP Coronavirus page, updated with fresh content daily. In addition, AARP is offering live Live Tele-Town Halls every Thursday. Join them live to get your questions answered and check out recordings for any that you miss. AARP also offers a very handy one-page guide for Preparing for Covid-19.  

 

 


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 8:45 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 3177


 If you want real help this the only 800 # you need to know.

 

If you need help finding services in your community, the Eldercare Locator can help. Visit https://eldercare.acl.gov/ or call 1-800-677-1116

 

That is if you want real help and not just a bunch of nothing.