Moving Forward Together

Dementia Caregiving in the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Tracey Truscott, Clinical Social Worker, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at UCSD
Amy Abrams, Director of Education, Alzheimer’s San Diego
Colleen Cook, Dementia Specialist, Jewish Family Service

Moderator: Meredith Morgenroth, Sr. Director of Social & Wellness Services at Jewish Family Service

Community Co-Sponsors: Alzheimer’s San Diego, UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Live Well San Diego County, Southern Caregiver Resource Center, and The Behavioral Health Committee of Jewish Family Service

With Older Adult Centers closed and social distancing practices in place, care partners are experiencing new challenges that arise with being home 24/7. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can be increasingly difficult when regular forms of respite aren’t available or routine schedules are interrupted – but with the right tools and support systems, we can make the transition easier.

This Community Conversation, featuring panelists Tracey Truscott, Amy Abrams, and Colleen Cook and moderated by Meredith Morgenroth, will focus on finding emotional support and stress management for care partners, staying connected to isolated loved ones, creating a safety plan, and accessing local resources for additional support.