Since the initial lockdown of New Jersey’s residential care facilities in the spring, many families have still not been able to visit their loved ones. Limited outdoor and indoor visiting has recently been permitted but, the complex cognitive, communication and behavioral challenges that occur when someone has Alzheimer’s make outdoor visiting very difficult. According to the July 15, 2020 Executive Directive No. 20-025 from the New Jersey Department of Health, indoor visitation is permitted by “parents, family, guardians or support persons (visitors) of ……. and intellectually disabled residents pursuant to this directive.” Unfortunately, the term intellectually disabled has resulted in inconsistent interpretation about whether those with dementia are permitted visitors under this Executive Directive. While the August 10, 2020 Executive Directive No 20-026 does go a step further by attempting to define an “Essential Caregiver” and establishing criteria for “Essential Caregiver Visitation,” those criteria still seem to fall short in accommodating the complex needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease; yet, the CDC estimates that nearly 50% of nursing home residents have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.