Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Alzheimer's Association Resources

      The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. If you, a loved one or anyone you know needs to talk, do not hesitate to reach out. Their professional staff provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. This service accommodates more than 200 languages.
      The Alzheimer’s Association website, alz.org, is a rich resource designed to inform and educate those living with the disease, caregivers, volunteers and professional health care providers.
      The Alzheimer’s Association has COVID-19 tips for dementia caregivers.  Most likely, dementia does not increase the risk for COVID-19, just like dementia does not increase the risk for the flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk.

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