How much info do you share about COVID-19 with someone with dementia?
The Mayo Clinic News Network recently published this article, which talks about sharing information about COVID-19 with someone who has MCI or dementia.
– COVID-19: Advice for caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covid-19-advice-for-caring-for-people-with-alzheimers-disease-mild-cognitive-impairment/
In this video, Dr. Sirven talks about caring for people with Alzheimer’s or mild cognitive impairment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How much are you sheltering the news from your loved one? Is it possible? What information is important to share so they understand that things aren’t as they used to be, for example going out and washing hands, etc?
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Caregivers: Dementia Support Group.
@colleenyoung– Oh my goodness, I have not thought about this. What a very tough situation to be in. I suppose that it depends on how much the person is clear-minded?