The Alzheimer's Association New England regional chapters have developed resources to help those with Alzheimer's and dementia and their caregivers navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. We have also included information on our advocacy efforts, and ways you can get involved in the fight against Alzheimer's.
COVID-19 and Caregiving
The COVID-19 pandemic presents many challenges for families facing dementia. Join us for this education program to learn tips for caregivers at home, navigating issues in residential care, and available resources during this time.
COVID-19 Tip Sheets
Click below to view tip sheets compiled by our expert staff:
We host a wide array of educational programs for caregivers, all of which are virtual, live, and free to attend. Please click here to view a list of upcoming virtual programs
Support Groups for People Living With Dementia
Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Please call our Helpline at (800) 272-3900 to register for a support group.
Tip Sheets for People Living With Dementia
Tip Sheets for professionals
Click below to access COVID-related tip sheets aimed at healthcare professionals. Check back often for the latest information.
COVID Caring Conversations for Professionals
As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, we created a series specifically for healthcare professionals and the unique challenges you face during this time. We recorded these sessions, and they are now available to be viewed by you and your staff at any time.
- Mindfulness and Stress Resilience for Professional Caregivers in the Time of COVID-19 (July 22, 11am - 12pm): Presented by grief counselor and mindfulness coach Alejandro Zima, this workshop explored the emotional and physiological nature of stress, how to recognize stress responses, and the exploration of mindfulness techniques that professional caregivers can begin using to relieve stress and build emotional resilience in challenging times. Watch the recording | Download the slides
- The Cumulative Loss of COVID-19: Understanding the Grief Process (July 8, 2020): Presented by grief counselor Deanna Upchurch, this session examined how the grief process and grief support interventions have changed in the context of COVID-19. Download the slides
- Dementia Care Concerns: Understanding the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia During COVID-19 (June 17, 2020): This presentation, led by Dementia Practitioner Tammy Pozerycki, focused on the current challenges professionals face in caring for people living with dementia during the COVID-19 crisis. Watch the recording
- Taking Care of Your Mental Well-Being: Warning Signs of Trauma, Anxiety and Depression (May 27, 2020): This session, led by Dr. Brent Forester, chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, identified key components of mental health and ways to care for yourself during these challenging times of COVID-19. Watch the recording