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May 20, 2020
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COVID-19 creates crisis for individuals in long-term care facilities
Nearly half of all long-term care facility residents are living with Alzheimer's or dementia, increasing their susceptibility to COVID-19. Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns spoke with ABC News about the impact COVID-19 is having on individuals in these settings and what the Association is calling for to improve conditions.

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People living with Alzheimer's may experience sleep issues
Many people living with Alzheimer's disease experience changes in their sleep patterns. As with changes in memory and behavior, sleep changes somehow result from the impact of Alzheimer's on the brain. Anyone experiencing sleep disturbances should have a thorough medical exam to identify what may be contributing to the problem.
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Plan ahead for dressing or grooming someone living with Alzheimer's
Assisting a person living with Alzheimer's or another dementia in maintaining his or her appearance can promote positive self-esteem. While these tasks may become frustrating in the later stages of the disease, our tips can help simplify the process.
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