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Caring for Someone with Dementia Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Taking care of a loved one diagnosed with Dementia is already a challenging task by itself. Throw in a global pandemic and you will have more things to take care of than you were possibly prepared for.

Still, there are some things you can do to take back control and prepare for what else might come, so you can better care for your loved one.

  • Our Situation Right Now.

    The effect of the pandemic on our lives is difficult for anyone to understand, it’s more confusing and frustrating for those suffering from dementia. It might be more helpful to talk about the coronavirus with them sooner rather than later, especially if they may be hearing this news from other sources like TV, radio and other media.

  • Staying on Track.

    Routine brings comfort and stability in a dementia patient’s life. However, with the new safety regulations and limitations established by the government for everyone’s safety, personal and memory care might not feel the same as it used to be before the pandemic struck. Do your best to stick to a regular schedule for meals, bedtime and other activities, while slowly and patiently helping your loved one adopt new routines.

Karma Care puts the health and safety of all our clients first. We make sure to provide professional senior care and assistance to our clients with our highly trained team of caregivers.

If your loved one resides in Bergen County, New Jersey and has dementia or is eligible to receive veterans care from our agency, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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