LONLINESS AND CAREGIVING


Thousands of Washingtonians care for loved ones with dementia. During the coronavirus pandemic, some have never felt more alone.

Meanwhile, Maldowska-Leek is one of the 350,000-plus unpaid family caregivers in Washington supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia during a pandemic that is particularly dangerous for such people — typically in the 65-and-older age group, forgetful of masks and social-distance protocols, often needing someone close by for day-to-day activities.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/thousands-of-washingtonians-care-for-loved-ones-with-dementia-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-theyve-never-felt-more-alone/

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