April 28, 2020

Caregiving and Coping with Dementia in a Pandemic


While caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is challenging at any time, the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders may make those challenges exponentially greater.

In our latest Alzheimer’s Talks we share findings from two recent survey of our A-LIST community, made up of Alzheimer’s caregivers and those at increased Alzheimer’s risk. They told us how they are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic and about their stress levels and concerns during this time.

Press the 'Play' button under the image at left to hear the conversation. You can also watch the video on Facebook.

Our host Meryl Comer talks with two mental health experts about the findings. They share coping suggestions for those who have a loved one with Alzheimer's, at home or in a memory care facility, during this very difficult time. Joining Meryl is Dr. Dale Atkins, an author, psychologist and regular guest on NBC's Today Show. Also joining us us Dr. Barry Jacobs, an author, clinical psychologist and healthcare consultant who writes a caregiving blog for AARP.

This Alzheimer’s Talk is generously supported by the Eisai USA Foundation.