Keep your guard up

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 7, 2021

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COVID remains on the run in the United States – primarily the “Delta” variant.  While we remain in the grip of this virus, it’s a good idea to revisit some of the following pointers on helping people who live with Alzheimer’s or other dementia to safely weather the storm.


Persons living with dementia may need reminders regarding:

  • Hand-washing and moisturizing. Caregivers should consider implementing a supervised hand-washing schedule.
  • Covering nose and mouth during a sneeze or cough.
  • Refraining from placing things in the mouth.
  • Staying in a particular area.
  • Taking medications appropriately.
  • Adopting social distancing practices and refraining from sharing items.
  • Following any other procedures that would require memory and judgment.


You can get more information about the Association’s emergency preparedness guidelines for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in long-term or community-based care settings here: