Tips for dementia caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dementia does not increase the risk for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, just like dementia does not increase risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk.
For example, people with Alzheimer's disease and all other dementia may forget to wash their hands or take other recommended precautions to prevent illness. In addition, diseases like COVID-19 and the flu may worsen cognitive impairment due to dementia.
Alzheimer's Association has gathered useful tips and knowledge what to consider if you are a caregiver. Read them here - https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care