Alzheimer's Association COVID-19 Caring Conversation Series
COVID-19 Caring Conversations
For more information regarding dates and times and to register, please visit: https://www.alzmassnh.org/virtual-programs/
An opportunity for caregivers and people living with dementia to get support and learn strategies to deal with the unique challenges and concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic
Logistics: ½ hour interactive webinar with ample opportunity to ask questions
Individual Program Descriptions:
Living with Early Dementia:
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating much anxiety for everyone, and social distancing can be especially difficult for people living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
Learn tips for and ask questions about coping with disruption for routine, reduced social interaction, and worry from members of the Early Stage Advisory Group and staff at the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter. This program is for people living with early Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.
Tips for Caregivers at Home:
The COVID-19 pandemic creates special challenges for people caring for a loved one with dementia at home. Your typical routine is likely disrupted, and the programs and services you utilize may be inaccessible. You may have difficulty keeping your loved one engaged in meaningful activities, and stress may be high for everyone at home.
Learn tips for and ask your questions about structuring the day, choosing activities, and dealing with difficult behaviors from experts at the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter. **This program is for family caregivers with a loved one at home.
Getting through the Day with Less Stress:
The COVID-19 pandemic creates special challenges for people caring for a loved one with dementia at home. Your typical routine is likely disrupted, and you may not have respite and social support that you need. Learn strategies for and ask your questions about personal hygiene, communication tips about social distancing restrictions, and ways to get some breaks in the day.**This program is for family caregivers with a loved one at home.
Tips for Families with a Loved One in a Facility:
The COVID-19 pandemic creates special challenges for families whose loved one with dementia is living in a care facility. While facing visitation restrictions, you may not be able to provide the hands-on care and face-to-face support you typically would, and you may feel that communication with those providing direct care is limited or uncertain.
Learn tips for and ask your questions about communicating with the facility care team and keeping in touch with your loved one including how to talk about social distancing restrictions. **This program is intended for families whose loved is living in a care facility.
Emergency Planning: What If You or Your Loved One Gets Sick
Emergency situations, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, present special challenges to those caring for a loved one with dementia. It is important to plan ahead for your loved one’s care and safety in case you or someone in your family were to become sick with COVID-19. Learn how to make a back-up plan that will help handle complex decisions and take action as quickly as possible in an emergency.Ask your specific questions about your options if you or your loved one becomes sick with COVID-19. **This program is intended for families who are caring for a loved one at home.