How Has COVID-19 Impacted People Living With Alzheimer’s?
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Dot Foods and its employees proudly support the fight to end Alzheimer's with its annual campaign. Employees can pledge donations during the campaign period. Dot will match each employee's contribution dollar for dollar.

By Amanda Hagedorn, Corporate Content Writer
 
While the coronavirus pandemic has touched all of us, some communities have faced greater losses than others. Those who live with Alzheimer’s as well as their caretakers are among the most severely impacted by the coronavirus. 
 
  • 42 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the United States are among residents and workers at long-term care (LTC) facilities and nursing homes. Almost half of nursing home residents have dementia. 
  • Over 95 percent of people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias have chronic conditions, putting them at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus.
  • Isolation and disruptions to their daily routines have raised stress levels of people living with dementia, putting a strain on their caregivers. 
 
The Alzheimer’s Association has provided care, resources, and advocacy throughout the pandemic. Their 24/7 helpline offers confidential support from dementia experts. They have put together resources to assist caregivers and educate the public. They are also calling on policymakers for more protections and testing for the Alzheimer’s community.
 
Dot Foods is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Our companywide pledge drive is taking place from September 7–October 23, 2020. We will match every employee donation dollar for dollar to continue the fight against Alzheimer’s. To learn more about our charity initiatives, visit our Giving in Action page.