CDC GUIDE FOR OLDER ADULTS DURING A PANDEMIC
Tips for reducing the risk of getting sick, stress & coping, and developing a care plan.
VIRTUAL TOURS, MUSIC, ACTIVITIES TO KEEP BUSY DURING COVID-19
Here is a sample of links that caregivers may want to watch with your client or loved one during the quiet of the pandemic. Let us know if you know of other sites you find useful!
Virtual tours of national parks. (You will need to download the Google Earth app.)
The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!
This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs and cows to apples and eggs.
Caring.com provides information on steps family members and/or individuals can take to prepare for the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. They mention several Physician Specialists that can become useful with AD. Caring.com also goes over Caregiver Essentials and how to cope with the diagnosis accordingly; communicating with an individual with AD is also mentioned.
Home Advisor provides information on how to make the home a comforting area for the diagnosed. They encourage a positive attitude during trying times. Stimulating the sense is also mentioned, as finding a good balance is key. Security for both outdoors and indoors is stated in the reading.
This link is a caregiver tip sheet. It provides information about paranoia, safety, bathing and much more. It provides a short description on what to do when dealing with a patient(s) with AD.
Provides a list of activities to do with those who have AD. It is a list of exercises, both physically and mentally. The main goal of this list is to provide caregivers with activities to engage the patient. Finding alternative motivations throughout the day, helps AD patients with memory loss and movement.
This link provides information on when and how to prepare for the long term impacts of AD. Mostly mentions housing and long-term services.
Describes exactly what Sun-downing is. Provides the symptoms of sun-downing, managing a patient with AD, and possible “treatments” to help aid in the time change.
National Caregivers Library goes into detail on how to deal with aggressive behavior. Provides short description on what to do dealing with observation/diagnosis, management, restraints, coping and living with the person you are caring for.