The Alzheimer’s Association is Here, Even During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As coronavirus (COVID-19) changes what our daily life looks like, we know our new normal will look a little different over the next couple of weeks or possibly, months.
The health and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff remain our drivers as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission, today and in the longer term. We continue to evaluate the evolution of COVID-19 and act on the latest scientific and public health guidance making adjustments that allow us to maintain operations and advance our mission.
With this in mind, staff have begun working remotely. Although our offices may be closed, our staff and volunteers remain fiercely dedicated towards advancing our mission forward.
As always, we are here for you. Use these resources available:
- Our free 24/7 helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. If you, a loved one or anyone you know needs to talk, do not hesitate to reach out. Our professional staff provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance.
- The Alzheimer’s Association website, alz.org, is a rich resource designed to inform and educate those living with the disease, caregivers, volunteers and professional health care providers.
- We have COVID-19 tips for dementia caregivers (Link to alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care). Most likely, dementia does not increase the risk for COVID-19, just like dementia does not increase the risk for the flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk.
No one should face Alzheimer’s alone, especially in a time like this. The Alzheimer’s Association is here 24/7. Let us know how we can help.