Are you protecting yourself with self-quarantine and social distancing for the Coronavirus? GOOD!
Are you feeling more isolated? PLEASE DON’T.
**There is help.** Just because you are avoiding contact with others does not mean that you should feel isolated, especially if your loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s.
In this podcast of Toula’s Tips for Caregivers, my guest Charles Fuschillo, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), explains the many resources that AFA provides for you.
The AFA web site offers many online resources for caregivers, with home therapeutic activities to help you stay engaged during Coronavirus isolation. VISIT The Web Site (https://alzfdn.org/)
Their National Toll-Free Helpline (866.232.8484) is staffed by compassionate licensed social workers who are specifically trained in dementia care.
In my podcast, Dr Fuschillo talks about the many simple activities that the web site can show you how to do at home, such as:
• Reminiscence activities, as looking through family picture albums, listening to music, or dancing to favorite songs
• Tactile sensory stimulation, as flower arranging, small tasks or chores
• Brain exercises to keep your mind active, enhance memory.
• Social stimulation: as, video chats, text messaging, sending emails, telephone calls, or mailing letters.
We care about you and your loved one. Check out the AFA resources. CALL THE **Toll-Free Helpline** **(866.232.8484)**
I want you and your loved one to be safe and healthy. You are not here alone.