Little is known about the family experience of caregiving for persons living with dementia (PLWD) at home during the COVID-19 pandemic . The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of COVID-19 on concerns of current family caregivers of PLWD . Study participants were recruited from the parent study, Healthy Patterns Clinical Trial (NCT03682185). Data was collected from 34 caregivers via semi-structured telephone interviews . Over 70% of the study participants reported worrying about spreading COVID-19 to the PLWD , 41% reported they had taken on additional caregiving duties for others in their family since COVID-19, and 62% reported one or more anxiety symptoms . Dementia caregivers who reported anxiety symptoms reported lower scores on functional independence of their care recipients compared to dementia caregivers who did not report anxiety symptoms (p=0.036). Health care professionals should be alert to the concerns expressed by dementia caregivers for their well-being during this unprecedented pandemic.