Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Causing Severe Stress for Alzheimer’s Caregivers and Affecting Care for People with the Disease
The COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, now in their fourth month, have created severe stress for Alzheimer’s caregivers that is increasingly affecting care for their loved ones, according to findings from the fourth UsAgainstAlzheimer’s A-LIST® survey. Closures, stay-at-home orders, and fear of COVID-19 infection mean family caregivers are caring for their loved ones at home 24/7, with little or no help from home health aides or day services.
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Statement on the Death of George Floyd and the Social Justice Protests Across the Nation
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s stands with those across our country demanding racial justice. We stand with those who are calling for the inalienable rights of every person in this country to life and to liberty. We stand with those who seek the “more perfect union” promised in our founding documents. We condemn the systemic inequality and racial discrimination that infects our society and has prevented generations of Black and African Americans from contributing their full potential to our nation.
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Calls on Governors to Require Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing for All Nursing Home Residents and Staff
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2) urged the nation’s governors to require comprehensive COVID-19 testing of all residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care communities. In a letter to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, chair of the National Governor’s Association, UsA2 called on the NGA to encourage governors to require COVID-19 testing of all residents and staff of long-term care communities to protect the health and safety of many of the nation’s most vulnerable residents.
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Calls for Immediate COVID-19 Testing for All Nursing Home Staff and Residents
On May 4, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s called on the federal government to require immediate COVID-19 testing of all residents and staff of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living communities to control the spread of the coronavirus among highly vulnerable residents, including people living with Alzheimer’s disease.
New Survey Shows Warning Signs with High Stress Levels for Alzheimer’s Caregivers during COVID-19 Shutdowns
Caregiving for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia during the COVID-19 coronavirus closures is leading to high levels of symptoms often found in people exposed to severe stress, according to a new survey by the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s A-LIST®.
Safeguarding Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Coronavirus
The coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – is of interest to communities and families across our nation and the world now, and it’s important that everyone has the correct information on who is at risk, what you can do to avoid it, and what to do if you think you have been affected.