The ADDF is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak. Our leadership meets daily and is implementing policies aligned with the latest recommendations from public health officials to protect the safety, health and well-being of all involved.
We are hopeful that the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be less severe and lives saved. Be assured that each of us remains committed to the ADDF’s mission of working every day to accelerate the discovery of drugs to treat, prevent, and cure Alzheimer’s. We thank our board, donors and staff for their ongoing support and cooperation as we continue our important work during this challenging period.
At this point, our staff is working remotely. We have postponed our spring Memories Matter and Great Ladies Luncheon events. Our 14th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Workshop scheduled for April will now be held as a virtual meeting. And, we will continue to keep you updated on other events and conferences.
We encourage everyone to stay informed by visiting the CDC Coronavirus webpage as well as the NYC Department of Health webpage for the latest information on the outbreak and the best ways to protect themselves and their loved ones. Caregivers and families should pay particular attention to helping people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias and follow CDC’s recommendations for everyday precautions to protect their health. For more information on how to care for people with Alzheimer’s during the pandemic, please visit:
- Alzheimer’s Association: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers
- AARP: Clear-Cut Steps for Caregivers Worried About Coronavirus Exposure
- Alzheimer’s Society: Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia
- Being Patient: People With Dementia Are at Higher Risk of Coronavirus: Here’s How to Prepare
- Futurity.org: How to Cope with Anxiety while Social Distancing