Caregiver Resources, Tips & Activities
Creative At-Home Activities
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Having interesting and satisfying activities for the person with dementia to do while sheltering at home can be a great challenge. Watch Nancy Hendley, Dementia Care trainer at CaringKind, share some ideas on helping to keep your loved one engaged and occupied.
Read our caregiver testimonials as they describe their experiences
Dealing With Stress During COVID-19
- Support For Caregivers
ExtendaTouch is an online community for caregivers to share lessons learned, tips, and knowledge to support other caregivers. We want to ensure that no caregiver feels alone.
Connect2Culture Virtual Resources
Please be sure to also check the connect2culture resource webpage for information about the online engagement activities that our cultural partners are developing for families impacted by dementia during this health crisis.
Virtual Beginnings Program
In The Moment
5 Tips for Caregivers of Someone with Memory Loss during COVID-19
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing timely updates on its findings and recommendations.
COVID-19 Best Practices: Engagement in Longevity in Medicine (ELM)
NYC Information & Resources
- AARP Resources
- You may find information from the New York Department of State about the virus here.
- The New York City Department of Health also has online resources regarding COVID-19.
- Read the New York State mandate announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
- Learn about the New York State guidelines on essential health providers.
The City has created theGetFoodNYC food delivery programto provide food for coronavirus-vulnerable and food-insecure New Yorkers not currently served through existing food delivery programs. Sign up at the link above or call 311..UPDATE (3/30/20 at 2pm) from nyc.gov: The (GetFoodNYC) program is temporarily unable to process additional food deliveries. Please check back Tuesday, March 31st when we expect to be able to restore service.
GrowNYC's 50 open-air Greenmarkets are open for business and observing social distancing and other best practices during the outbreak. The Greenmarkets are crucial to the 250 regional farmers and producers who sell through them; 85% of these farms report that they wouldn't be in business if not for the ability to sell directly to New York City shoppers. Visit the link for locations and hours of operation.