You have no doubt seen and heard news stories about the impact Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having in locations around the world including, sadly, right here in the Lower Mainland.
The spread of this virus is now a challenge to our entire community, and it is up to each one of us as the building blocks of our communities to help prevent the spread of this virus.
The good news is that the spread of this virus can be stopped in large part by following a routine of responsible personal hygiene:
As we are starting to experience, the spread of COVID-19 poses many unique challenges for many families within our Burnaby or Vancouver communities, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. Staying at home with the senior loved one to avoid the risk of infection, can become a double-edged sword. Being indoors protects the senior but at the same time claustrophobia and boredom can become extremely overwhelming for the senior and family members involved in their care.
However, with some planning and having a few effective go-to activities can be a lifesaver during these trying times. The senior loved one dealing with dementia can be kept gainfully engaged while avoiding the risk of infection. These activities can help exercise both the body and mind while offering a little fun as well.
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While these may be helpful tips, it is important to keep in mind that activities should have meaning to the individual. Try not to engage in an activity just for the sake of it. Consider choosing familiar activities or one that relate to a hobby that your loved one enjoys.
We hope that the spread of COVID-19 stops soon, and our community is free from the clutches of this scourge at the earliest.
Alzheimer's and Dementia home care services are available. In-home care provides assistance to your loved one wherever they call home.
CALL 604-432-1139 . Care Experts available 24/7.