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I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia
CDC Covid-19 website
This is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Covid-19 website providing information on symptoms, how to protect yourself, what to do if you are sick and so forth. You can scroll down the page for statistics.
CDC Statistics website
This is the CDC’s site for statistics on cases in the U.S. and the world as well as testing information.
CDC Guidance for Residential Care Communities
This is the CDC’s site for residential care communities and includes: a preparedness checklist, interim guidance for nursing homes, things facilities should do now, when there are cases in the community, and when there are cases in the facility.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RESOURCES
COVID-19 Tips for Caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Association Covid-19 site for Caregivers provides helpful tips whether you are caring at home, caring for someone who is living in a residential care community or trying to stay healthy yourself in the midst of all the caregiving.
COVID-19 Tips for Professional Dementia Caregivers in Residential Care Setting
The Alzheimer’s Association Covid-19 site for Professions in Residential Care settings provides specific guidance to prevent illness, monitor walking and unsafe wandering, provide person-centered care, respond to dementia-related behaviors, help keep families and friends connected, and assist with eating and drinking.
COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness for Community Care Settings (PDF)
This is a printable version of the information for professionals in a Community Care
Alzheimer’s Association and AARP Community Resource Finder
The CRF is a wonderful tool for finding nearby education programs, support groups, home health, long-term care options and much more by simply entering your zip code. Based on guidance from local governments and health departments during the COVID-19 crisis, all Alzheimer’s Association education programs and support groups have going virtual. This means that people can attend programs across the country from the safety of their homes.
Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900.
The Helpline is staffed by dementia care experts and master’s level counselors and social workers who provide information and support round the clock.
Caregiver Stress Signs and Strategies
This webpage provides 10 signs of caregiver stress and tips to help manage and alleviate stress.
6 Tips to Relieve Stress during the Coronavirus crisis (Caregiver/ Person living with dementia)
Stress-Busting Strategy #1: Deep Breathing
Stress-Busting Strategy #2: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Stress-Busting Strategy #3: Guided Imagery
These are links to printable versions of previous posts to assist in managing and relieving stress in uncertain times.
AARP Coronavirus page
The AARP Coronavirus page is updated with fresh, reliable content daily.
Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall Meeting every Thursday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.
AARP is providing a Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall Meeting every Thursday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. There is a new topic each week with updates from experts. These calls are recorded and available after the fact as well.
Preparedness for Caregivers during COVID19 is available in Englishand Spanish
A handy, printable one-page fact sheet for caregivers
Link to PDF Version