What to do when Alzheimer’s, dementia make relatives fearful of vaccine

Right now, all people in Washington over 65 are eligible to get the vaccine because they are most at-risk for COVID complications. But what do you do when Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia are making an elderly family member reluctant to get the vaccine?

It’s a situation families across the state are facing, but it does not have to mean your loved one goes without a vaccine.

Memory loss disease often makes a person wary of anything new or different, explained Julie Ambachew, a nurse and senior regional health services consultant with Aegis Living, which operates assisted living and memory care facilities around the Puget Sound.

This means

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