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May 13, 2020
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Association sounds alarm on COVID-19 care crisis
Individuals living in care communities, who are often the most frail and vulnerable, are facing additional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alzheimer's Association has released important guidance urging policymakers to implement solutions to address the dramatic and evolving issues impacting nursing homes and assisted living communities.

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Keep your brain top of mind during annual checkup
Adults age 65 and older should receive annual cognitive health assessments; however, only 16% of seniors say they receive regular screenings for memory or thinking issues during routine checkups. For those who are experiencing problems, getting checked by a doctor can help determine if it's Alzheimer's or some other — perhaps even treatable — condition.
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Caregivers need to pay attention to their physical and emotional health
As a caregiver for a person living with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you may find yourself neglecting to take good care of yourself. The best thing you can do for the person you're caring for is to stay physically and emotionally strong.
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