RED BUD, Ill. – To share additional support for caregivers and Illinoisans living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, state Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, is highlighting new resources available through the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Caring for a loved one with dementia can be extremely hard,” said Reitz. “With the added stress and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, caregivers may be feeling overwhelmed, so I want to share new resources available through the Alzheimer’s Association to support them and their loved one.”
Reitz is highlighting resources available through the Alzheimer’s Association to help caregivers and Illinoisans living with dementia, including a free helpline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 800-272-3900. Other available resources include:
- ALZConnected, an online community for those living with dementia and their family members at alzconnected.org
- Webinars with information for caregivers at alzwebinars.org
- On demand education programs and training courses at training.alz.org
Support groups and care consultation can be accessed by calling the helpline and additional information related to COVID-19 can be found at alz.org/COVID19.
“Life for many Illinoisans has been drastically disrupted due to the COVID-19 crisis, so I encourage caregivers that are feeling anxiousness during this time to take advantage of the support available,” continued Reitz. “While we are living through a scary, unprecedented time, I urge Southern Illinoisans to continue to do their part to help save lives by staying home. Use this time to continue coming together to support one another, and check in on your family, friends and neighbors.”