BY NOW, YOU'VE HEARD the stories and seen the video. Loved ones who cannot visit their mom, dad, husband or wife in a senior home due to the coronavirus pandemic have resorted to phone calls and hand signals outside windows. The isolation inside and out is deafening, but the helplessness from the caregiver's side hurts even more. In many ways, all caregivers become long-distance caregivers at a time like this. Thirteen percent of Americans provide long-distance care already.
THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Annette Adams-Brown's 87-year-old mother was an avid follower of TV news. Now Adams-Brown has to channel-surf for a less stressful pastime. Her mother, Bertha, has dementia, and each time she hears the news about a terrible disease spreading through the country, it's like she is hearing it for the first time. "It produces a lot of anxiety," said Adams-Brown, who lives with her mother in an apartment com