Tips For Dementia Caregivers At Home
As the LIAD Center continues to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we also suggest our families to follow recommendations while staying home. Doing so might be challenging with a diagnosed loved one. Below are some tips to consider when caregiving at home:
For people living with dementia, increased confusion is often the first symptom of any illness. If a person living with dementia shows rapidly increased confusion, contact your health care provider for advice.
Know what signs to look out for and be aware of any flu- or pneumonia-like symptoms in yourself, your loved one and those around you. Report any symptoms to a medical professional immediately. Follow guidance and instruction from the CDC regarding COVID-19 to stay healthy and discourage spreading:
Here are some additional resources caregivers can turn to for guidance and updates:
The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center is committed to actively monitoring the situation, following recommendations from the CDC, and taking the necessary precautions to assure the upmost safety for our families, staff and community. As always, we are focusing on what we can do productively during this time. Our social workers are available to communicate with you every step of the way. Please call (516) 767-6856 with any questions or concerns.