In the best of times, taking care of someone with dementia living at home is hard. So hard, most experts advise family caregivers not to try it alone – a network of community resources, family, friends, neighbors, and health care providers are vital.
But for many caregivers caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the COVID-19 pandemic has eliminated or drastically limited access to this critical support system. In recognition of this difficult situation, the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute has created a Dementia Caregivers Isolation Toolkit. The handout is meant to help caregivers identify sources of increased stress or concern and look for ways to hopefully find some resolution.
Caregivers, we have also created a page of online resources for navigating COVID-19.