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Coping With Alzheimer's & Other Memory Disorders During Covid-19

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Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center
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Works created by SWFL artists with memory disorders on display at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve worked to highlight the impact it’s having on different aspects of society and our lives. Today we’re looking at how it has affected those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory disorders, and their caregivers.

The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Fort Myers has been helping people with memory disorders, and their caregivers, since 1995 through things like support groups, educational outreach, safety programs, and memory screenings. But, since mid-March most of those programs gone virtual, except some in-person memory screenings.

We talk with Lynne Thorpe, Executive Director of the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center; and Dan Moser, who volunteers at the center and is also a client because he is his wife Maria’s primary caregiver.

The center will be holding its annual fundraiser Brushstrokes from the Soul Silent Art Auction virtually beginning Thursday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m.