Alzheimer’s Support Groups

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Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is often a series of grief experiences as you watch memories disappear and skills erode. Initially, this process can go unnoticed until difficulties impact more areas of daily life and the disease can no longer be denied. For both caretakers and their loved ones, this often produces an emotional tangle of confusion, anger and sadness. If left unchecked, these feelings can last throughout a caregiver’s long journey. Being part of a support group and exploring common Alzheimer’s experiences can shift your perspective and show you that you are not alone.

Memory Screening

Everyone loses a key or forgets a name. As our bodies age our brains age, too. But normal memory loss that comes with aging shouldn’t interfere with the activities of a person’s daily life.

When should you be concerned?

  • Forgetful?
  • Confused?
  • Losing things?
  • Disoriented?
  • Difficulty understanding?
  • Changes in mood?
  • Changes in behavior?

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, it might be time to consider a free memory screening from the ADRC. A memory screening gives you a clearer understanding of whether or not it’s time to talk to your doctor about your concerns. Early referral to your physician is important to determine whether these changes are normal, if they can be treated, and if they are reversible.

Who does memory screenings?

An Information & Assistance Specialist (I&A) from your local Aging & Disability Resource Center can do the screening. It takes less than 15 minutes, and you’ll know what to do next. An I&A Specialist will also provide you with information about support in your area.

Contact Us for more information.

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