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COVID-19 & Dementia: Care in a Facility

Marin Van Young

Posted by Marin Van Young on August 6, 2020

The news these days is terrifying. As the coronavirus spreads, none of us—not celebrities, politicians, or even princes—are safe. If you have a loved one living with dementia in a facility, the reports are even more disturbing. According to the New York Times, over 40% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States are linked to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for older adults.

Topics: Dementia Home Care, COVID-19

COVID-19 & Dementia: Care at Home

Marin Van Young

Posted by Marin Van Young on July 24, 2020

The world has been flattened by COVID-19. Not just by the disease itself—as devastating as it is—but by the unknowns surrounding it. When will there be a vaccine? When will the country reopen for good? When can we hug our loved ones again?

No one knows. But there are a few lessons we have learned, and they can be powerful weapons against the virus. You may find it helpful to group these tactics into three categories: healthcare, hygiene, and helpers. 

Topics: Dementia Home Care, COVID-19