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Tips for Dementia Care in the Time of COVID-19


Although dementia is not a risk factor for COVID-19, there are some qualities of this disease that may heighten one’s susceptibility to the virus. As a provider of a dementia care program, we would like to share today some tips to help you reduce the possibility of your loved one getting sick from COVID-19.

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and all other forms of dementia may forget to wash their hands or take other recommended preventative measures.

It is critical for caregivers to consider the risks and take additional safety measures for dementia patients as communities and care services begin to reopen. Increasing confusion is frequently the first symptom of any illness for people with dementia. Contact our home care agency for guidance if a person with dementia exhibits rapidly increased confusion or other sudden behavioral changes.

To remember important hygienic practices from day to day, dementia patients may require additional written or verbal reminders and assistance. Put up signs in the bathroom and around the house to remind people with dementia to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap. If a person with dementia is unable to easily access a sink or wash their hands, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be a quick alternative to hand washing.

In the event that the primary caregiver becomes ill, devise alternate strategies for care management by contacting our Home Care in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Hearts For Dementia Home Care is a trusted provider of dementia care and senior placement services in Arizona. Our goal is to continue our senior clients’ wellness in aging despite the horrors of COVID-19. Dial 480-720-9038 to learn more.

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