The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is conducting a free virtual education program, COVID and Caregiving, at noon Tuesday.
The free program is for those who care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including family caregivers, home health aides and those who work in long-term care facilities. It will cover a range of topics, including:
The impact of COVID-19 on people living with dementia
Tips caregivers can use to help the person with dementia follow hygiene recommendations
Information for caregivers whose loved ones are in long-term care facilities
Ways to reduce the risk of COVID-19 when working with in-home care providers
Activities to engage the person with dementia
Symptoms of caregiver stress and strategies for coping
Additional free virtual programs will be offered throughout June, including:
10:30 a.m. Thursday: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
9 to noon June 9: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
5:30 p.m. June 11: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Noon June 16: Effective Communication Strategies
3 p.m. June 18: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
The programs are available online or by phone. Registration is required. Links to these programs and other online resources are available at alz.org/indiana.
Registration also is available through the Alzheimer’s Association free 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900. The helpline offers around-the-clock support and information regarding signs and symptoms of the disease, safety issues, legal and financial decisions and more.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 110,000 Hoosiers. Another 342,000 Hoosier caregivers provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.